Young women break male preserve in painting idols
Sandhya Krishna Hundre and Komal Krishna Belgaonkar have been employed for Ganesh idol painting by the Chitragar family from Bapat Galli.
The family has been making Ganesh idols the past four generations. Shirtage of men in the Chitragar family has seen them employing girls, who are proficient in the skill, for the intricate task.
Former Corporator Shubangi Chitragar said, herself and her sons trained the two girls for about two weeks fro painting the idols and the two were discharging their duties as expected. Family members, along with the two female assistant, expect that all idols would be readied prior to the festival with colour schemes desired by devotees.
She said, many idol makers were using the services of women to paint idols. Women concentrate on their work and call it a day after completing the assigned work.
Courtesy: Deccan Herald