Art Number 12365
Artwork Title Khotachi Wadi
Artist Name Chitra Vaidya
Medium Mixed Media on Canvas
Size 24 x 24 inches (60.96 x 60.96 cm)
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Information This mixed media on canvas painting by artist Chitra Vaidya is part of her series of heritage of Mumbai. In this artwork, she has painted a period house from “Khotachi Wadi”, a beautiful little area in Girgaum, Mumbai which represents architecture from an era bygone. “Khotachi Wadi” is a UNESCO world heritage site.

Khotachiwadi is a heritage village in Girgaon, Mumbai, India. Houses generally conform to the old-Portuguese style architecture. It was founded in the late 18th century by Khot, a Pathare prabhu, who sold plots of land to local East Indian families. There used to be 65 of these houses, now reduced to 28 as old buildings are being pulled down to make way for new skyscrapers. Houses are made of wood, with a large open front verandah, a back courtyard and an external staircase to access the top bedroom. Most of the residents now descend from the original inhabitants of Bombay. Recently Gujarathis, Marwaris have moved into the area. Majority are Christians.

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