Rogan Art – The Kathri Suma Family of Gujarat

The Kathri Suma family of Gujarat is the only family using this technique of cloth decoration. It is unique to this one village. Castor oil plant is boiled for two days to a sticky goo. It is then mixed with different pigments to create the colours. The designs are all applied by free hand. The family has won two national awards and two state awards for their work.

In this clip you’ll see my photographs and some video of the family at work. The black scarf at the end of the clip is a present we bought for our friend Karen who helped out organising my photography courses this summer.

Hope you enjoy this unique insight.

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