Butterfly and Flowers Rajasthani Miniature Painting

This miniature has been painted on wasli paper (a type of handmade paper, invented in India in the 10th century), used specifically for painting Mughal era miniatures. The background to the elaborate and gracefully intertwined flowers is a natural stone colour. The artist has used real gold leaf – ultra thin sheets hammered out of pure (92%) gold - on the border to give it a rich and regal look. This painting is handsomely framed, complemented by a warm pink silk mount.

Indian miniature painting is an art form that can be traced back to the 10th century. Jaipur in Rajasthan was, and still is, the centre for these fine miniatures. The artists use a palette of natural organic colours, as well as real silver and gold, to bring miniature paintings to vibrant life. As well as handmade paper, a variety of other materials are also used to paint on, including wood, ivory and marble. Read more on the history of miniature paintings at the Arastan Journey blog.

Country of Origin: India

Size: 49cm x 41cm

Material: Watercolour paints

Product Code: A88-007

Price: Rs9,000

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