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Hase Art
 

"Hase" art is a traditional folk art of Malenaadu (Western Ghats). This art is not common to all communities; it is traditionally drawn by Eedigas or colloquially known as Deevaru. This art is usually done during festivals mainly marriages and on a particular full moon night during the month of October (or a fortnight before Deepavali). This full moon night is known as Bhumi Hunnime (Bhumi Pooja).

This art is drawn on walls of houses during the special occasions. For colours, Hase artists use rice flour, turmeric, different coloured mud and other natural ingredients.

At Charaka, for Files and Letter Pouches, these Hase drawings are being used because of their attractive look. These drawings are being used for glass paintings also. By training rural women in Brochures printing, making Greeting cards, Screen Printing and Hase drawings we have ensured that this folk art gets carried over to the next generation as well.