Mata is Pachedi is a living traditional craft of the ‘Devipujak’ community which depicts mata in all her forms and her stories with paintings or block painting. The exhibition's aim is to allow the public to experience the dynamics of community ownership for the craft forms and processes, as together it creates the living heritage of the art form.
The exhibition was curated by a group of CHM students pursuing their Masters in Heritage Management. Designed as part of their studio project in second year, the students aimed to create awareness of the art form that has evolved over time, and explore various community aspects as well as the heritage management challenges. The exhibition was an opportunity to portray their one and half years journey of learning and unlearning the varied discourses of heritage and management. The exhibition showcased not only the art forms but also the materials used, natural colours, panels on process and issues.