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Pichwai Paintings


Pichwai Paintings

Pichwai paintings have established their existence from ancient India that is used to embellish the walls if the temples that time behind the idol. The major differentiating characteristic for these paintings is that they are broadly represented with features such as broad eyes, big fat nose and heavy body. These features of the paintings are like the image of lord Shrinathiji which is another form of Lord Krishna lifting Govardhan Mountain (one of the very famous legendary tale).

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Except for these permeant features, Pichwai paintings are made for a variety of different occasions, different seasons and according to different festivals. For example, during the festival of Sharad Purnima, these are paintings are made depicting a night scene with a full moon. Similarly, during the summer season, the paintings are recreated with lotus flowers, depicting summer colours. During festivals such as Holi, Diwali, Govardhan Puja; these paintings are made depicting each festival.

The temple backdrop is created within a time span of 2-3 weeks and is prohibited to be clicked by the viewers. The major pilgrimage destination for these paintings us Nathwada, located in Udaipur. The painting is made as a rough sketch in a starched cloth and then filled with rich colours such as red, yellow, green and gold along with heavy brushes. Initially, the artist used all-natural colours from flowers and the brushes were also made up with the hair of horse, goat or squirrel. But now with time and other forms of creating a painting, painters have switched to artificial brushes. For a common man, the smaller versions of paintings are made which are decorated with pure old which add a separate value and give it an extra charm.

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Pichwai paintings are especially for the ones who are great devotees and love to decorate their shrines at home as these paintings are majorly made representing Lord Shrinathji. The paintings on the website are made up of complete natural colours and brushes and are given a final touch with pure gold. Most of them are of Lord Krishna, depicting various stages of His life such as dancing with Goddess Radha, lifting of Govardhan Mountain, famous dance of Holi festival.

The paintings are available at various prices ranging from as low as 12000 INR to 50,000 INR. But once you will take a look at these prints, you will soon realize their value and the hidden talents of the Indian artists coming from the streets of Rajasthan.