“Baleswari Jaukandhei" a couple of lacquer art of Balasore, In Orissa, India.
Silpi “Kesudas” an emerging artist of Balasore in Orissa in India felt the surveillances of the languishing ancient & folk art & craft and culture of Balasore those needed revival & mass popularization in an urgent basis.He united a few art lovers & benevolent individuals and established this art & culture organisation in the name & style as Baleswari Kala Kendra in 2004 at Balasore.
“Baleswari Jaukandhei a couple of lacquer designed terracotta doll- a languishing folk lacquer art of Balasore, in Orissa, India has a rich ethical and ritual values in maintaining peaceful conjugal relationship in the family while bringing the health, wealth and prosperity to an individual’s home. Celebrating its wedding ceremony by the neighbors develops long-term affinity and social harmony. Offering the dolls to hard Laxminarayan on the auspicious occasion of Maha Sabitri Brata by the married women prospers the conjugal relationship that is a folk culture of Balasore locality. The in of the striving traditional artisans of such craft are inexpressible, because of decline its craft market due to lack of appropriate technical knowledge, design orientation and market mechanism according to the changing trend of the art consumers and socio-economic scenario in the contemporary society.
@ Baleswari Kala Kendra (BKK)
Silpi Kesudas an emerging artist of Balasore in Orissa in India felt the surveillances of the languishing ancient & folk art & craft and culture of Balasore those needed revival & mass popularization in an urgent basis.He united a few art lovers & benevolent individuals and established this art & culture organisation in the name & style as Baleswari Kala Kendra in 2004 at Balasore.
Silpi Das is an only painter in India who have started new medium colour like lacquer on canvas. He has experiment with local folk art colour medium lacquer & established a new vision in Indian art field. He got senior fellowship on Visual Art from Culture Dept. Govt. of India from 2014 to 2016. During the fellowship period he researched details about Indian Lacquer Art & Culture and recorded a 300 pages valuable document. Which is one of valuable documentation for Indian Visual Art.
Mr. Kesu Das electrolyzed the people of Odisha by reviving the Baleshwari – Jaukandhei, the disappearing folk craftwork of this district. Many women take part in this novel work and get trained in making Jaukandhei. He inspired writers and play actors to
work on this culture, on theire field. Jaukandhei became character/symbol of culture Baleshwar and its traditon.women started worshping Jaukandhei in the occasion of Savitri Srata,which was an old tradition but people forgotten it.Then a new page added to baleshawr culture named as ‘‘Jaukandhei Bahagharo’’ the marriage between two lacquer dolls and this marriage became a cultural festival of Baleshawar.