Traditional Rogan Art

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The village of Nirona, 40km northwest of Bhuj, features several distinctive crafts (laquerwork, bell-making), but none more so than the award-winning ancient art of rogan painting, brought over from Iran 300 years ago and practised by just one extended family in India in this village. These delicate, detailed cloth paintings take months of work and Narendra Modi famously presented one fine piece to Barack Obama during the American president's visit.