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Tikuli Art By Mr. Kisley Komal
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Tikuli Art: Patna, Bihar, India.

Tikuli art originates from Patna dating back to 800 years. The creation of Tikuli art is a tedious process that requires a great deal of patience as the entire painting is made up of a series of colourful dots or ‘bindi’. The brushes used are made of squirrel or sable hair, and they are of a very fine thickness.

Painting by: Mr. Kisley Komal

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Madhubani Art By Mr. Rajiv Jha
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Madhubani Art: Mithila region, Bihar, India.

A 2500-year-old folk art, Madhubani paintings are largely made using powdered rice, colors derived from turmeric, pollen, pigments, indigo, and various flowers. Instead of contemporary brushes, objects like twigs, matchsticks and even fingers are used to create the paintings.

Painting by: Mr. Rajiv Jha

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Bhill Art By Ms. Shanta Bhuriya
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Bhil Art: Jhabua district, Madhya Pradesh, India.

The Bhils believe paintings are the best form of offering prayers. Each painting is composed of myriad dots creating different patterns. It is largely instinctive and primordial representing a connection with nature. The art showcases everything from human joys of birth to rituals.

Painting by: Ms. Shanta Bhuriya

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Warli Art By Ms. Priyadarshini Thackrey
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Warli Art: Palghar & Dahanu region, Maharashtra.

Originated around 3000 BC, Warli art has an enigmatic appeal and is made using basic materials for painting like rice paste with water and gum for the white paint, and a bamboo stick that has been chewed on that serves as a brush. They depict scenic renditions of daily life.

Painting by: Ms. Priyadarshini Thackrey

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Pichwai Art 'Lotus' By Arts of India
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Pichwai Art: Nathdwara - near Udaipur, Rajasthan.

Pichwai is a style of painting that originated over 400 years ago in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Intricate and visually stunning, Pichwai paintings are made on cloth and require immense skill as the smallest details need to be painted with precision. The bright and intense colours like yellow, green, black and red dominate the Pichwais. These colours were obtained from coal, saffron, zinc, gold, silver and other natural sources.

Painting by: Arts of India

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Pichwai Art 'Lotus' By Arts of India
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Pichwai Art: Nathdwara - near Udaipur, Rajasthan.

Pichwai is a style of painting that originated over 400 years ago in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Intricate and visually stunning, Pichwai paintings are made on cloth and require immense skill as the smallest details need to be painted with precision. The bright and intense colours like yellow, green, black and red dominate the Pichwais. These colours were obtained from coal, saffron, zinc, gold, silver and other natural sources.

Painting by: Arts of India

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Kalighat Art By Arts of India
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Kalighat Art: Kolkatta, West Bengal.

Characterised by bright colours and bold outlines, Kalighat paintings were often a joint effort by a group of artists usually from the same family. So while some members ground ingredients to create homemade dyes, others drew outlines of the figures, filled in the hues, or added the final touches in the form of motifs and background designs. Kalighat paintings are produced with a variety of water based, opaque colours on paper. Several colours like blue, indigo, red, green, yellow, carbon black, are used in Kalighat paintings.

Painting by: Arts of India

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Pichwai Art 'Lotus' By Arts of India
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Pichwai Art: Nathdwara - near Udaipur, Rajasthan.

Pichwai is a style of painting that originated over 400 years ago in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Intricate and visually stunning, Pichwai paintings are made on cloth and require immense skill as the smallest details need to be painted with precision. The bright and intense colours like yellow, green, black and red dominate the Pichwais. These colours were obtained from coal, saffron, zinc, gold, silver and other natural sources.

Painting by: Arts of India

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Rajasthani Miniature Art By Arts of India
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Miniature Art: Udaipur, Rajasthan

The miniature paintings of Rajasthan dating back to 16th Century depict incredibly detailed enchanting visual narratives of royal festivities. Drawn on paper, the miniatures were painted with extremely fine brushes made by inserting just a few strands of squirrels’ tail hair into bird feathers. The colours were all derived from nature; the colour red was extracted from the dried fruit of Peepal tree, orange from Palash flower, green from leaves and black from stones. The colour would be mixed with water and natural gum to prepare it for application.

Painting by: Arts of India