From Mata Ni Pachedi, Pithora painting, to Agate Bowl and more, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gifted variety of handicrafts from Gujarat, MP and Himachal Pradesh to the world leaders he held discussions with in Bali, Indonesia on the sidelines of the G20 Summit. Check out below.
PM Modi gifted a 'Pithora' painting to Australian PM Anthony Albanese. A Phithora is a ritualistic tribal folk art by Rathwa artisans from Chhota Udaipur in Gujarat. These paintings bear a striking resemblance the Aboriginal dot painting from the indigenous communities of Australia.
PM Modi gifted to UK PM Rishi Sunak - Mata Ni Pachedi from Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Mata Ni Pachedi is a handmade textile of Gujarat, and an offering in a temple of Mother Goddess. The name is derived from Gujarati words ‘Mata’ meaning ‘mother goddess’, ‘Ni’ meaning ‘belonging to’ & ‘Pachedi’ meaning ‘backdrop’.
US President Joe Biden was gifted a ‘Kangra Miniature Painting’. Kangra miniature paintings portray ‘Shringar Rasa’ or depiction of love on a natural backdrop. These exquisite paintings are made by painters from Himanchal Pradesh using natural colors.
PM Modi gifted an Agate Bowl to French President, Germany Chancellor and Singapore PM. The semi-precious stone is found in underground mines of Rajpipla and Ratanpur in riverbeds at Gujarat's Kutch.
PM Narendra Modi gifts 'Patan Patola Dupatta' (scarf) to Italian PM Giorgia Meloni. The textile woven by Salvi family in Patan area of Northern Gujarat is so well crafted that it becomes a feast of colours, with front and reverse being indistinguishable.
PM Modi gifted 'Kanal Brass Set' from Mandi and Kullu to Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez. These traditional musical instruments are now increasingly used as decor objects and are manufactured in Mandi and Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh by skilled metal craftsmen.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi gifted Silver Bowl from Surat to Indonesian President Joko Widodo.
PM Modi gifts Kinnauri Shawl from Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh to Indonesian President Joko Widodo.