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Center for Revival of Indigenous Art 

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CFRIA is a non-profit organisation working to preserve and promote Chittara, a Karnataka folk art form. Over the past 20 years, CFRIA has successfully engaged with art practitioners to preserve Chittara, conducting several showcase events, lec-dems and workshops at various educational and cultural institutions. CFRIA has supported artists to install Chittara murals at prestigious institutions and has exhibited in public spaces in France and Japan.

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​Section of a mural done for Malgudi Mylari Mane Restaurant, Koramangala, Bangalore

Section of a mural done for Malgudi Mylari Mane Restaurant, Koramangala, Bangalore

Our Services

To preserve and promote the art form and to support Chittara artists, CFRIA provides the following services:

Chittara Products

Talks & Lecture-Demonstrations

Village Tours



The terina chittara is just in front of my desk in my studio. I am appreciating every day when I work for daily job. Thank you so much for your kindness for selecting such a wonderful art. It is really a joy to see the details of the painting. I wish your CFRIA will preserve fantastic local arts forever.

Padmashree Prof. Shoji Shiba,


Testimonial - Padmashree Smt Sudha Murthy

Padmashree Smt. Sudha Murthy

Co-Founder, Infosys

It has been a pleasure to get introduced to Chittara. Great to see this art form & passion behind the same. Reminder to us about wonderful forms of art that exist in this country. My congrats to people popularising this and the artists as well!

Sri Praveen Rao

CEO, Infosys


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