Monthly Archives: September 2015

Warli : The New Decoration Trend

Warli is simple yet beautiful form of painting. This simple form of art usually supports geometric shapes like triangle, circle or lines. Maharashtra’s native, warli paintings looks very simple but have deep thoughts behind. There are a few symbols used to make these paintings like the circle represents the sun and the moon, the triangle […]

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Phad Paintings

Beautiful and colourful Phad Paintings originated from Rajasthan got its name from rajasthani dialect which means fold and the word phad is derived from Sanskrit word patt. These are long rectangular paintings on cloth which depict the lives and adventures of local heroes using bold colours. These paintings take you through epic stories of dances […]

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Kalamkari Paintings

The word Kalamkari is derived from Kalam meaning pen and kari meaning work, so Kalamkari means work done using a pen. This ancient art of painting which originated about 3000 years ago is hand painted and block printed. This art which was performed using vegetable dyes flourished at ancient cities like Srikalahasti in Tamil Nadu […]

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Miniature Paintings

Dated back in 17th century, Miniature paintings evolved from the Western Himalayas. Miniature paintings are intricate handmade paintings which are colourful but small in size. These paintings showcase flawless and subtle brushwork which adds on to their beauty. Miniature paintings got its name from its size. The first miniature painting was made on palm leaves […]

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Thangka Paintings

Thangka paintings are intrinsic paintings known for the use of bright colours, precision and fine themes. Thangka is a Tibetan painting originated in Nepal depicting Buddhist deity or scene from the visions of great spiritual masters. Thangka is a Nepalese form of art which was exported to Tibet after Princess Bhrikuti of Nepal. This two […]

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Pattachitra Painting

Pattachitra is the old and famous form of art which was born in Odisha but admired worldwide. This aesthetic form of art got its name from Sanskrit words ‘Patta’ meaning canvas and ‘Chitra’ meaning picture. These colourful and vibrant paintings made on canvas are based on Hindu mythology and mostly inspired by Jagannath of Puri. […]

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Madhubani Paintings

A small village called Maithili situated in Bihar, India gave birth to these intrinsic, colourful Madhubani Paintings. Madhubani is a famous art of painting which is passed from one generation of female to the other. Earlier, the women of this village used to decorate their walls by painting their dreams and hopes. Madhubani form of […]

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