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Nathdwara Miniature Painting

Nathdwara situated in Udaipur District of Rajasthan is renowned for its miniature paintings. This art, which is believed to have originated during the 16th century, received great patronage from the Mughal rulers especially Akbar. The themes usually involve the lifestyles in the Mughal courts.

The colors used in these paintings are derived from minerals, vegetables, precious stones, indigo, conch shells and precious metals like gold and silver. The process of mixing the colors, to get the right shade and effect, is often time consuming and requires great skill. The brushes are of minute dimension, prepared specially according to the required painting. These paintings are usually done on paper or palm leaf.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Udaipur
Location: Udaipur    


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