Subject: Kangra Pahari Miniature Art
Paint Material: Opaque stone & gold colors
Base Material: Handmade Paper (unframed)
Size: 10 in. wide and 7 in. tall (25.5 cms X 18 cms)
Age: Modern Handmade Art
Country of origin: India
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Add a festive touch to your home with the beauty of this exquisitely detailed & stunningly beautiful handmade miniature art made in the style of the Kangra Pahari school.
Kangra painting is the pictorial art of Kangra, named after Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India, a former princely state, which patronized the art. Pahari paintings, as the name suggests, were paintings executed in the hilly regions of India, in the sub-Himalayan state of Himachal Pradesh. It is in the development and modification of Pahari paintings, that the Kangra School features. Kangra paintings belong to the school of Pahari paintings that were patronized by the Rajput rulers between the 17th and 19th centuries.
The striking feature of Kangra paintings is the verdant greenery it depicts. The style is naturalistic, and great attention is paid to detail. The Kangra paintings feature flowering plants and creepers, leafless trees, rivulets and brooks. The Kangra painters employed cool and fresh colors and with the lyrical blending of form and color.
The miniature art featured here shows Hanuman, the monkey God, leaping to the Himalayas to bring back the healing herb from the Medicine Mountain to save Lakshman's life after his near fatal battle with the demon Ravana. So as per the tale in the Ramayana Hanuman leapt over the ocean, and across the whole of India to the Himalayas. The healing herb was picked and given to Lakshman which saved his life.
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