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Pithora Paintings

Pithora Paintings mean much more than colorful images hanging on the walls, for the tribes of Rathwas, Bhilals, and Naykas of Gujarat. They signify the advent of an auspicious occasion like, weddings, child birth, festivals, in the family or community, The Pithora paintings with their colours and animated figures, mirror the sentiments of their creators.

The essence of a Pithora painting lies in its earthiness; everything from the theme to the execution has the ethnicity of rural India. Even materials used are quite exotic: the colors are prepared by mixing pigments with milk and liquor prepared from the auspicious Mahuda tree. This craft is practiced Chhota Udaipur taluka of Vadodara District in Gujarat.