Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Rajasthani Jharokha

28 comments:

vedagiri said...

Wow ! Very grand ! But I feel that a good picture inside the frame would greatly enhance the image. Pls think over ! Good luck.

Smruti said...

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- Smruti

Blogger said...

Hi Mathu....its lovely. I am in love with all your art work, You are very talented.

Can you tell me how you went about making this Jharokha?

Mathu said...

Procedure:
The base is plywood.
Draw the outline on it and cut it in the required shape.
I have given elevations at certain places by sticking thin pieces of thermocol on the wood.
Now mix 1cup marbel powder,1/2 cup chalk powder,2table spoon of p.o.p and see that there are no lumps, and then add fevicol to make a smooth paste like batter.
Spread this on the board fully using the patti scrapper.
Allow it to dry.
Smoothen the surface of the board using sand paper.
Next, mix french chalk powder, corn flour and plaster of paris in the ratio 4:2:1 and fevicol and make a dough. U can use mseal if u can afford [i dont know whether u know abt this: once u mix the mseal it will dry up very soon... so mix in small quantities and use. if u r using the dough, it must be kept in an air tight container [try to use it within a week]]. Using the clay create the design and stick it to the wood using fevicol.
Then I painted the whole work in black. After it dried i painted it with dull gold in such a way that the black is visible at few places in order to give the ethnic look.
Thts it! Jharokha is ready!

Blogger said...

Thanks Mathu.

That was very sweet of you to respond so quickly.

Dont mind me asking a few more questions - I am ignorant about this procedure.

Do we get the marbel powder in sops?
And is teh chalk powder you refer to just powdered chalk we use in classrooms?

And what is french chalk powder? Where can I get this from?

B

Mathu said...

sorry... i misspelled the word "marble". Marble powder, French Chalk powder and ordinary chalk powder are available in art-craft shops [Raja Threads in T Nagar [Ranganathan Street], R R Fancy, Parrys (next to Saravana Bhavan)- both in Chennai] and in few hardware shops. I dont know where you can get them in Hyderabad. The chalk powder used for this work is different from what is used in school.

Blogger said...

Thanks again.
I will enquire in the hardware shops here.Hope to get it.

Will let you know if I do end up making a jharokha for my home :)

Thanks Mathu

Mathu said...

All The Best! :)

mitu said...

Excellent work.Really liked all ur art work.
And ur responsiveness to others queries..
Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

hai mathu
very attractive and interesting piece of work
thanks for the procedure

Srigowri said...

hi again me.what a fantastic work.really i feel jellous to u.from where can i get the design?and cutting of wood and all?what is the mm of wood?sorry for asking too many questions.

Mathu said...

You just need to draw the design on a chart paper and give it to a good carpenter for him to cut the desired shape in wood. Wood thickness is your option. But remember that, thicker the wood - the heavier your work would be.
PS: Feel free to ask me any question regarding my art works :)

Srigowri said...

hi mathu,
how u did the feather and crest of the peacock and all?it looks natural.plz explain me the method.

usha said...

Hi very beautiful Jharokha .hey can you tell me how to do this work in FIBER Mural work.

Human Resource said...

Hi Madhu,

Each creation of yours is unique in its own way. Amazing work. Keep it up

Anonymous said...

hi, can u tel me, aapne design kaise kiya m-seal par.

shweta said...

jharokha is excellent
pls give me more designs for murals pls

suji said...

Very nice Jharokha...and I like all your art works. Keep up.

Anonymous said...

Very Interesting!
Thank You!

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shweta said...

hi mathuJharoka is very nice But I am from kolhapur from maharashtra state.I use generaly stone powder for murals is that ok for this jharoka bye...

Gayathri said...

hi..its very nice.I have one small doubt,can we use m seal on thermocol and do this?

Renuka said...

your work is so beautiful...... I have been searching the net for clues on how to make a jharoka and I am so glad to come upon your site. I had one question for you, thos designs on the jharoka... do you have some kind of molds for it . And also the peacock back, how did you do that. Plase do post a detailed tutorial. Thank you again for sharing your beautiful work.

sahil said...

mathu just give me ur id.i want to post u sum pic of my jharokha which i had made.....its full of...moti etc but wantt to know more about it.because i hav tryed lot time but i am unable to put designs on base .can u tell me u use sum kind of.fillers or sancha ..moulding i mean for the designs.......do reply me.......my id is shilpirishiraj@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

hi mathu,ur work is really good dear.can u pls tell me the procedure for makin this jharoka.mainly i need idea for the materials used and the mixes i.e wat all u mix with ceremic powder....and how u give impressions on it??

mbk said...

hi mathu, loved ur jharokha, its very different from the jharokhas we generally see. i was looking for how to make jharokhas and i came across urs, nice of u to give the procedure of making it, i'll definitely try this out, thanks

mbk said...

hi mathu, i was just wondering if u know how to make mud and mirror work of bhuj

Anu said...

Simply superb!!!