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ROGAN - ART OF KUTCH

The Rogan art is an ancient and rare art of over three hundred years old. The traditional Rogan flower motifs and designs speak of a Persian influence and the word Rogan itself means oil-based in Persian. The rich tradition of Rogan painting began some centuries ago among the Khatris, a Muslim community who trace their origin to Sindh. Because of its rare qualities, its practiced by only one family in India and they reside in Nirona village in Gujarat. This family of traditional artists has steadfastly kept this intriguing craft alive for over three centuries, protecting it from vanishing into the folds of history.