Insects and Flowers Rajasthani Miniature Painting

This radiant miniature was first sketched on handmade paper, then coloured using dense water colours. To further add lustre and a silky smooth finish, a stone was rolled along the back of the painting. This painting was done using a squirrel brush, sometimes painstakingly with a single fur strand, to create the fine and delicate lines seen here. Attractively framed within a royal blue 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: A88-006

Price: Rs9,000

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