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Artist: Late Jasodha Devi

Style: Khovar Painting

Caste: Prajapati

Village: Kharati

Year: 1995


Medium: Comb-cut on handmade paper

Material: Earth pigments (Manganese black and Kaolin white mud)


Size: 22x30 inches


  • Jasodha came from the village of Kharati in North Karanpura Valley. She painted in the Prajapati Khovar style of painting which is comb-cut. She painted various kinds of plants and beautiful fishes. She is one of the earliest artist who worked on the Australian High Commission (New Delhi) project in 1993-94. She had been working on the Art projects of Tribal Women Artists Cooperative (TWAC) since inception.


    In memoriam of famous Khovar artist Jasodha Devi of village Kharati, Barkagaon block Hazaribagh who passed away on 24th June 2021. We are deeply sad at loosing such a gifted women artist who had adorned every corner of her mud home with the comb-cut Khovar Sohrai art a legacy which she leaves behind to her daughter Anita Devi and three daughter-in-laws to carry forward. Our prayers and condolences.