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MULTIPLE ARTISTS

GANJIFA PORTFOLIO: SET OF 54 LIMITED EDITION ORIGINAL PRINTS

  • Rs 6,00,000 (exc VAT)
  • $8,956
5 remaining
2009

Print size: 9.8 x 6.5 inch (24.8 x 16.5 cms) (each)
54 SIGNED, 9.8 x 6.5 inches prints by individual artists

The prints come in custom made wooden portfolio box measuring
H: 1.5 x W: 11 x D: 8 in

The edition number may vary from the one depicted on the image

Profile of each artists from the portfolio can be seen at the end of the catalog

The rounded edges shown for the prints in the pdf catalog is just for representational purpose. The actual prints have straight edges

Sales proceed of these portfolios will go towards the promotion of prints via various activities at Chhaap Foundation

StoryLTD Ref No: 41084

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Description

Click here to see the entire portfolio.

Ganjifa is one of the seven portfolios compiled by Chhaap foundation in 2009.

The word Ganjifa comes from the Persian word ganjife, meaning playing cards. The first known reference is in the Diary of Emperor Babur in 1527. The game first become popular at court, in the form of lavish sets of precious stone-inlaid ivory or tortoise shell. It later spread to the general public, whereupon cheaper sets would be made from materials such as wood, palm leaf, or pasteboard.

Ganjifa cards were circular and traditionally hand-made by local artisans. The suits were composed in twelve subjects on coloured backgrounds, with cards running from 1 to 10, and two court cards, of a minister or counsellor, and a king. The precise style and arrangement of the decoration on any set was dependent on its artist.

Ganjifa -the playing cards, has a strong cultural specificity of origin and has the malleability of regional adoptions. Historically Ganjifa has had an obvious handmade origin and it is feasible to create small miniature prints like playing cards.

Thus, deck of cards - Ganjifa, became the theme for this collection.

Portfolio has 54 well known print-makers from across the globe- each one has created one card in edition of 60. Participants are from Japan to US, and Europe to South Africa. Each artist has chosen a specific card and put their cultural and artistic impression on them.

There are total 60 Ganjifa portfolios created, of which 54 are being shared among the participants. Rest are owned and exhibited by Chhaap - Baroda Printmaking Workshop.

Sales proceed of these portfolios will go towards the promotion of prints via various activities at Chhaap Foundation.

About CHHAAP
Chhaap is a colloquial Indian name for "Print Making" or "Printing".

CHHAAP -Baroda Printmaking Workshop (a tribute to Robert Blackburn's legendary studio -Print making Workshop) was established 1999 with a mission to create and promote wider appreciation of original prints and print making techniques by three Baroda based print-makers and artists-Gulam Mohammed Sheikh, Vijay Bagodi and Kavita Shah.

Click here to see the entire portfolio.

Since 2011, it has been registered under charity commission as Chhaap Foundation for Print Making Trust.

Chhaap has well established infrastructure for etching, dry point, lino-cut, woodcut and mono-print. It offers opportunities to artists and print-makers to work in different printmaking media and is frequented by many senior and international artists, art students and printmaking enthusiastic.

Since its inception with support from local and international artists, Chhaap has created print portfolios, conducted workshops, organized talks and presentations by well known artists and held exhibitions to educate and promote print making techniques.

Chhaap also offers Residency program where national and international artists stay and work at the studio for short duration's.

Ganjifa is one of the seven portfolios compiled by Chhaap foundation in 2009.

The word Ganjifa comes from the Persian word ganjife, meaning playing cards. The first known reference is in the Diary of Emperor Babur in 1527. The game first become popular at court, in the form of lavish sets of precious stone-inlaid ivory or tortoise shell. It later spread to the general public, whereupon cheaper sets would be made from materials such as wood, palm leaf, or pasteboard.

Ganjifa cards were circular and traditionally hand-made by local artisans. The suits were composed in twelve subjects on coloured backgrounds, with cards running from 1 to 10, and two court cards, of a minister or counsellor, and a king. The precise style and arrangement of the decoration on any set was dependent on its artist.

Ganjifa -the playing cards, has a strong cultural specificity of origin and has the malleability of regional adoptions. Historically Ganjifa has had an obvious handmade origin and it is feasible to create small miniature prints like playing cards.

Thus, deck of cards - Ganjifa, became the theme for this collection.

Portfolio has 54 well known print-makers from across the globe- each one has created one card in edition of 60. Participants are from Japan to US, and Europe to South Africa. Each artist has chosen a specific card and put their cultural and artistic impression on them.

There are total 60 Ganjifa portfolios created, of which 54 are being shared among the participants. Rest are owned and exhibited by Chhaap - Baroda Printmaking Workshop.

Sales proceed of these portfolios will go towards the promotion of prints via various activities at Chhaap Foundation.