Sohrai - Khovar Painting
Sohrai and Khovar are traditional forms of painting that originate from the Hazaribagh district of Jharkhand, India. Sohrai is a form of painting that is done on the walls of homes and other buildings during the harvest season. The paintings are usually created using mud, cow dung, and natural pigments, and depict scenes from nature such as birds, animals, and trees. Khovar, on the other hand, is a more intricate form of painting that is traditionally done by women. The paintings are made using natural pigments and depict scenes from everyday life, such as marriage ceremonies and other celebrations. The women who create these paintings are highly skilled and use intricate patterns and designs to create stunning works of art. Both Sohrai and Khovar paintings are a testament to the rich cultural heritage of the region and are an important part of the local folklore. They are a source of pride for the people of Jharkhand and are recognized as important forms of traditional Indian art.