Chittara drawings are intricate patterns, that represent the auspicious
ceremony and rituals of life, symbolized in geometric patterns.

Upcoming Events

1. Community center will be built to teach, to promote and showcase art and crafts made by Deevaru community and the centre will establish a sales outlet and an online stores to market Chittara paintings, Silver jewellery, Eachalu mats, Paddy products, Handbags and such other products. Experienced craft makers and artists will be invited to train community members and introduce them to new methods and products.

2. The center intends to build the amphitheatre to encourage the performances of folk songs, folk dance and such other art forms.

3. CFRIA, plans to construct Deevaru’s traditional houses – as cottages at Sagar, to promote rural tourism. These structures will be environmental friendly and will be constructed with the locally available materials.

4. Archiving aesthetic trend of the practice and all relevant information in textual and audio visual format.

5. Museum - display of different rare collections and of educational values to restore and preserve the traditional art forms.

6. Cafeteria serving the traditional flavor local food.

The center’s aim is to make this project, self sustaining by transmitting the necessary skills to community members and the younger generation for reviving, preserving the growth of these art practices.

How can you help?

Kindly send your contributions to:

Center for Revival of Indigenous Art
452,1st floor,3rd cross, Wilson Garden
Bangalore 560027, Karnataka, India

Contributions are exempt under 12A