“Every grain of rice has the name on it, of the person who is going to eat“ is a popular quote, but how beautiful to paint your names on the small rice grain.
Rice manufacturers in Kerala say rice grain art is so popular micro artistic platform where many talented artists exhibit their skills, drawing and painting scripts and images wonderfully.
The art of rice writing was originated in Turkey and India. The skilled miniature artists in these regions decided to convert their skills in scripting on smallest rice grains.
People believed that rice art brings prosperity which forces them to buy good luck pendants, bracelets and cell phone charms depicting rice art.
Rice artists say that the biggest hurdle initially is to prevent the trembling hands, you have to pluck the small rice grain and hold it between two ends of plucker.
Then write letters or art with focussed attention using fine pointed brush. Rice grains are white in colour, so mostly black acrylic paints are used for scripting and drawing.
The rice companies In Kerala point out that Inakadate village of Japan is famous for rice production. Inorder to increase the tourism in that small village, they create rice art on paddy fields creating large images by strategically planting different varieties of rice.
The entire process takes upto three months. Best rice brands in Kerala believes that rice grain art and rice art on paddy fields are the best way to popularise interest of people to rice market which is badly affected by the recent floods.
The international attention and agricultural tourism can revive the rice farmers distress by establishing a prosperous agricultural business sector in the God’s own country.