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Paintings
From humble village huts to the opulent palces of the Maharajas, paintings can be found everywhere in many colours and forms. Rajasthani paintings can broadly be classified into Wall, Cloth and Miniature Paintings.
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Wall Painting
Walls and ceilings embellished with colourful paintings are a common sight in Rajasthan. Even huts have intricate mandanas on them. Some of the finest frescos adorn the havelis of the Shekhawati region and the ancient towns of Bundi and Kota. And some of the most humorous on the walls of houses tucked away in the lanes of Jaisalmer.
Fresco in Shekhavati - click to enlarge
 
Fresco in Shekhavati - click to enlarge
 
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Cloth Paintings
 
They include the phad (scroll paintings illustrated with episodes of folk legends that the Bhopas narrate) and the pichwai (cloth hangings used behind the deity in Vaishnava temples such as the temple of Shrinathji at Nathdwara). Done in bright colours with bold outlines, these paintings have strong religious traditions.
 
An artist making a
phad painting.
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Phad Painting - Click to enlarge
 
Miniature Paintings
 
Different schools of this fascinating art have flourished here since the 16th century, each with its own distinctive style.
 
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Rajasthan Diary
is a Fictional Travelogue of a couple's visit to
the vibrant,
colorful and
historic state of Rajasthan, India. Click on any of the links below to read the travellers notes.
Destinations
Ajmer & Pushkar
Bharatpur
Bikaner
Bundi
Chittaurgarh
Jaipur
Jaisalmer
Jodhpur
Kota
Mount Abu
Ranakpur
Ranthambhor
Shekhavati
Udaipur
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People
Wildlife
Rural Bazaars
Music & Dance
Shopper's Paradise
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