Turtles and Fishes – Sohrai Painting

Turtles and Fishes – Sohrai Painting


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Sohrai Painting is a cherished folk and tribal artistic tradition primarily found in the villages of Jharkhand, India. This distinctive art form involves women from households adorning the mud walls of their homes during the Sohrai festival, which coincides with Diwali, a prominent Indian celebration.

At its core, Sohrai Painting embodies a matriarchal heritage, with mothers imparting this art as a legacy to their daughters. The paintings often center on the profound mother-child connection, displaying this familial bond as a recurring theme. This tradition not only reflects the cultural richness of the region but also underscores the significance of passing down cultural practices through generations.


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