The legacy of Kutch Nirona Village Rogan Art painting Textile Art handicrafts are an epitome of beauty, dignity, form and style. These art forms are a medium to preserve rich traditional art, heritage and culture, associated with people’s lifestyle and history.
One such art form is Kutch Rogan Art is an ancient skill that originated in Persia and travelled down to Kutch around 400 years ago. Rogan is form painting which uses a rich, brightly colored paint made from castor oil and natural colors. Traditionally, Rogan art was pursued to beautify the bridal clothing of the regional tribes including Ghagras, and with beautiful borders and floral patterns.
However, this exclusive art form is now one of the dying crafts of this region! Rogan Master Artist Abdul Gafur Khatri Padmashri Award and @sumarkhatri_rogan National Award winner and International Craft Award his family are the last ones to sustain this rare art form and save it from being extinct.