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Pabu ji

The life and times of the warrior Saint of Rathores,Pabu ji, are stuff legends are made of.It is believed that he sacrificed his life to honour his word given to a Charan woman from whom he had borrowed a horse when he was on his way to his marriage. On her plea, true to his word he left his marriage halfway to protect her cattle from a neighboring clan. As fate would have it he paid with ultimate sacrifice. The bards all across rajasthan have sung of his life and legend for generations.He inspired the local artists to paint the tales of his life and legend in the form of a scroll of canvas which is treated with wheat starch and painted upon in red,green,blue,brown and black. With these five colors the artist boldly sketches the folk tales of Pabu ji and the local bards use these paintings known as, Pabuji ki Phad ,to help narrate the tales.These paintings are sold all over Rajasthan now a days and made in Chittaurgarh and Shahpura near Bhilwara.Only one family is engaged in this art form now a days in Shahpura(Bhilwara).

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JAIPUR GETS A NEW ART GALLERY

In a bold step Amber Development Authority decided to house an art gallery in the verandas of Amber Palace-between Janani Dyori and Bhool Bhoolaiya.These verandas were renovated according to the Archaeological rules and restored to the condition  as they were in the ancient times.The bats had to go!Spread out in 5000 Sq. ft. it exhibits up to 2500 paintings in different sections.The prices range from Rs.5000 to 20 lacs. Some 225 young and seasoned  artists will find representation here.

Ms.Sangeeta Juneja of Juneja Art gallery,on M.I.Road,an art gallery proprietor of 14 years standing was made the director.She decided to name the Gallery as ARTCHILL ( 01412530015) Open 9 am to   pm everyday.A share of the sale proceeds goes to the state government.

According to the people in the know Jaipur does yearly business of 30 crores from paintings due to the fact that tourists are a major buying force. Though young professional  with  good salary packages are also big buyers. They prefer realistic or rajasthani paintings.Though modern art paintings are in demand too.Architects and interior decorators also buy paintings to decorate whatever project they are doing.People also buy them as gifts.