Soharai art

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  • Soharai art, done primarily by the women of Jharkhand, is a tribal art, practice started in Badam area of Hazaribagh district of Jharkhand, several years ago. 
  • Traditionally the form of painting was done primarily by women as a practice of Gahar Puja on the next morning of Diwali. 
  • The motifs are drawn using mixtures made of coal and various soils depict narratives, stories and folk traditions through pictures.
  • It is said this art form is disappearing in the caves of oblivion and that the next generation will find Soharai in the pages of history only. 
Source:Economic Times