Phadas belong to the rich tradition of paintings of western India. Phad painting is a beautiful specimen of Indian cloth painting. Rajasthan is the land of colors is known for Phad painting, which is done on cloth. These cloth scroll-paintings in folk styles are known as phads and they depict the lives of local heroes and their stories, and legends of erstwhile local rulers. The smaller version of phad is known as phadakye. Vegetable colours are used on cloth and paper for creating phad paining and historical themes are depicted on phad paintings.
Phad is a type of scroll painting. These paintings are created while using
bright and subtle colors. The outlines of the paintings are first drawn in
block and later filled with colors. Vibrant colours and bold lines, along
with a two-dimensional treatment of figures, and the entire composition arranged
in sections, are characteristic of these paintings.
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