Amongst the multitude of age-old art forms & traditions. India is the home not only to different cultures and traditions but also the arts and crafts that depict the ancient legends that have been kept within the country for centuries now, Suchis the Pichwai art. Unfortunately, the appeal of modern art and technology is overwhelming and is quite capable of overshadowing years of practice and perfection, attained by local artisans.
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Originating in mainly Nathdwara, Rajasthanand also found in the Deccan, in areas of Aurangabad,Pichwai or Pichvai is one such marvelous practice of art about 400 years old, Pichwai art is done by paintaing illustrations,usually scenes from Lord Krishna’s life, on cloth,to narrate the stories to those that could not read or write, with the colours made up of mineral compounds and vegetable extract also, the coloursymoblize things like fertility, spirutality and new beginings.The term comes from the Sanskrit words ‘Pich’ meaning back, and ‘Wai’, meaning to hang. You can catch a glimpse of the folk art behind the deity at the Shrinath temple in Nathwarda, hung to celebrate Indian festivals.
Govardhan the divine Protector illustrates the story of Lord Krishna, the protector of the cattle & inhabitants of Braj. Govardhan is the sacred centre of Braj, the birthplace of Lord Krishna. It is believed that here, Lord Krishna defeated the angry Lord Indra, the deity of thunder storms and rain by lifting the mountain, thus giving shelter and protection to the devotees and the cattle, who stayed surprisingly undisturbed by hunger or thirst for seven days. His flute beckons all and so do the Pichwai painting.
Pichwais has made it’s own niche for all the intricate details. But with great details comes the time that it takes to make these painting. Each pichwaipainting takes several months to complete and is hand-painted by many artists working together.These paintings gives a dash of Indian décor to your house making it look lavish. Also, it merges with contemporary style with less details with the traditional style of fine detailing.Savouring the beauty of this art is an understated but greatly rewarding pleasure, with the spirit of being supportive of India’s ancient traditions and skillful craftsmen, the admirer of this art is truly blessed.