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Phad Painting with Pradeep Mukherjee & Shamsher Khan

Art | Phad Painting, Masterclass, Meditative, Multi-Gen Art, Must-Do ₹4,130.00 Udaipur
  • Duration: 3 Hours
  • Language: Hindi / English

Fewer than 10 artists practice art full-time in the entire country

What you’ll do

  • Book personalized Live Experience with Pradeep Mukerjee and Shamsher Khan.
  • Curation of the session based on the questions asked to the customer.
  • See yourself through the eyes of an artist or simply observe the genius at work.
  • Understand the intricate details and techniques of Phad Painting.
  • Live demonstration of what goes into this elaborate process.
  • Understand the broad aspects as well as the nitty-gritty of this art called Phad Painting.
  • Learn about different techniques, materials, tools and brushes used for the same.
  • The artist also briefs you about where you can procure the material and tools for the art form.
  • Maximum 2 people can book an experience. In case if you are more in number than you can drop an email to us on
  • Rajasthan Studio Team Member would be there to help you.

About the Artist

Pradeep Mukherjee, India’s first Miniature Phad Artist and recipient of the prestigious Shilp Guru Award, is known to do the unconventional. He is the first outsider to be taken under tutelage by the Joshi families of Bhilwara, the only ones to specialise in Phad Painting for over two centuries. In 1980-82, he created a series of 108 Phad Painting on Ramcharitmanas. He has painted the entire 292 shlokas of the Gita Govinda on a single cloth.
At present, he resides in Udaipur and paints with his student, Shamsher Khan, who has been with him for the past twenty-five years. Shamsher has himself won State and National Merit Award and matches Pradeepji in the passion towards Phad.

Artist’s Inspiration

The artist sees himself as the scriptwriter of the scriptures, whether from any religion or part of the world. The telling and retelling of mythological stories in new forms and voices inspire and deepens the artist’s craft.

Artist’s Studio

Inspiration and concentration are never too far away in the studio which is filled with tools, references, raw materials as well as finished pieces. Just get in, listen, observe and get lost in the meditation that is art.

About Phad Painting

A 700-year-old storytelling legacy passed down over generations, Phad finds its origins in Shahpura, near Bhilwara, Rajasthan. Phad is a type of scroll painting that narrates elaborate religious stories of local deities and gods. Created as a form of travelling or mobile temples, these traditional illustrations were carried by priest-singers of the Rabari tribe. The painting would be unrolled or unfolded after sunset, and the performance in front of village members would last into the night. This is perhaps why the paintings are called ‘Phad’, which means ‘fold’ in the local dialect.

Group Size

2 People


Painting material, colours, brushes, tea and refreshments


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