Paintings

Rajasthan's role in the development of Indian art has been very important. The decoration of dwellings and other household objects was put one aspect of the creative genius of the Rajasthani- the world of miniature paintings is perhaps the most fascinating and the distinctive styles that have existed here are renowned the world over. From the 16th century onwards there flourished different schools of paintings like the mewar school, the Bundi-Kota kalam, the Jaipur, Bikaner, Kishangarh and Marwar schools.
Paintings  
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Miniature Painting

Rajasthan has been a great center of Indian arts and crafts in general and paintings in particular. The decoration of dwellings and other household objects was but one aspect of the creative genius of the Rajasthani - the world of miniature paintings is perhaps the most fascinating and the distinctive styles that have existed here are renowned the world over.
From the 16th century onwards, various schools of painting flourished in Rajasthan the Mewar School, Bundi-Kota Kalam, Bikaner, Jaipur, Marwar and Kishangarh Schools. Each school having an inimitable and distinctive style....more on Miniature Painting

Phad Paintings

Phadas belong to the rich tradition of paintings of western India. Phad painting is a beautiful specimen of Indian cloth painting. Rajasthan is the land of colors is known for Phad painting, which is done on cloth. These cloth scroll-paintings in folk styles are known as phads and they depict the lives of local heroes and their stories, and legends of erstwhile local rulers. The smaller version of phad is known as phadakye....more on Phad Painting

Pichwai Paintings

The Rajasthanis take immense pride in their culture and grand history. The art and crafts of the region reflects this regard towards their heritage. The paintings are vivid impressions of the historic events the region has seen and the expression of the artisans' veneration of the religion, rituals and customs of the land.
Pichwais are a ritual art form, meaning that they are offerings to the deities, especially Hindu Gods and Goddesses....more on Pichwai Painting

Mehndi



This is a very popular form of art and craft prevalent among women. Also known as henna, mehndi designs on the palms and feet is symbolic of good luck, artistic taste and religious attitude. There is hardly a function or festival in Rajasthan or for that matter India when women do not apply mehndi on their palms to make themselves more beautiful....more on Mehndi