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Chamba Ka Rumal (Handkerchief of Chamba)

Aditi Gupta

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Chamba Ka Rumal (Handkerchief of Chamba)

The Chamba Rumal gets its name from Chamba, a hill-station in Himachal Pradesh, where it has been practised for centuries. The earliest records of the region dates back to 2nd century BC, making it one of the most ancient destinations in the state. The region is known for its history, architecture and landscapes but the local community is also known for its arts and crafts, in particular the miniature Pahari paintings. The Pahari school of art has received royal patronage since the 17th century when it is believed to have originated in the region. Though miniature Pahari paintings are most...


Interesting Facts About Tanjore Paintings

Interesting Facts About Tanjore Paintings

India has an elite culture and diverse heritage which has been evolved from the Indus valley civilization. In this regard, we are giving some important topics in art and culture. Here we are discussing the Tanjore paintings. Tanjore Painting of India devised during the 16th century, under the sovereignty of the Cholas. Rajus societies of Tanjore, and Naidus of Madurai also supported Tanjore Painting from 16th to the 18th century. It is one of the popular forms of classical South Indian painting. It is the native art form of Tanjore city of Tamil Nadu. They are locally known as ‘Palagai...


Difference between Mysore and Tanjore Paintings

Difference between Mysore and Tanjore Paintings

Both Tanjore and Mysore paintings are unique in their own and possess a high rate of individuality right from making to finishing, these artworks have certainly earned a valuable group of audience who love to buy these paintings and highly adore their ethnic value. Both the Mysore and Tanjore paintings have highly contributed to the upliftment of our culture in the field of artwork and painting work. These two painting categories have their origin and rich cultural background. Here in this article, we will be looking at the core difference between Tanjore and Mysore paintings, which are the most eminent kind of...


Vishwa Vinayaka

Vishwa Vinayaka

I am Alka Goel; a Tanjore painting artist for close to 15 years. My journey as Tanjore painting artist has been long and enriching and is still continued. It was around 2001 that I joined classes for Tanjore paintings. During these classes I learned the basic techniques. I clearly remember that for my third work my teacher didn’t charged her fee citing the reason that I had done this work all by myself. Encouraged by this I started working on more of paintings. During this time only I happen to come across this picture of Ganapati in dancing pose with his...


Shree Tanjore Art - A Picture Representation of Ganapati

Shree Tanjore Art - A Picture Representation of Ganapati