“Multiplicity of magnificent Culture & arts of India definitely needs a big stage- Sadhguru”.
Ekayan –Ek Sutra is an effort to weave the multiplicity of three diverse artforms into a unity of thought. We are exhibiting Madhubani/Mithila from Bihar; Chintz and Kalamkari and Andhra Pradesh and Phad from Rajasthan styles of folk art. These divergent yet, harmonious folk art forms are presented in a unique and experimental style .
While Madhubani is conventionally practiced by women, the other two are male dominated art forms and this is refelected in their subjects. Madhubani being women centric showcases Sita/Maithili ,Bhagwati and more feminine and tenacious characters, whereas the Kalamkari and Phad being a male bastion (traditionally) focus predominantly on strong male characters- for example in Phad , we have Pabuji ki Phad and Devnarayanji ki Phad; in Kalamkari, Ramayana and Mahabharta are produced pictorially from the male protagonist’s view.
Ekayan –ek sutra is a small step forward towards blurring these lines of traditionality. We are experimenting with new subjects and new formats whilst adhering to the conventional and practiced techniques to preserve the art form.
“A Nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.-Mahatama Gandhi”