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According to legend, the ageold Vaghari community who worship Mata, were not allowed to enter temples. They instead created their own places of worship with illustrations of the Mother Goddess (Mata) on pieces of cloth, paper, walls and doors. In the Rectangular More Clutch, we bring to you, your very own piece of the legend - Mata Ni Pachedi, meticulously handpainted by local artists from Ahmedabad.
Mata Ni Pachedi on Indian Mango Wood.
The story goes that when the nomadic 300 year old Vaghari community from Gujarat who worship Mata, were not allowed to enter temples, they created their own places of worship with illustrations of the Mother Goddess. These illustrations were their own movable sacred shrines - on pieces of cloth, walls, canvas and wood using nothing but red, white and black natural vegetable dyes.
Through the Janani Collection we bring to you the magic of this age old art form - Mata Ni Pachedi, (Behind the Mother Goddess) on Indian Mango Wood.