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Pichwai’s of Nathdwara

Pichwai’s were made earlier using natural paints.created from coal,gold,silver,indigo,zinc,saffron and other minerals.But later on artists began to use a mix of natural and acrylic colors.A good Pichwai shows an expression of divinity on the deity’sface.The fine brush work,the beautiful and bright colours used all evoke a feeling of awe when we look at the work.

The beautiful artform originated about four hundred years ago.The world Pichwai derives from the Sanskrit words Pich meaning back and Wai meaning hanging.These are cloth paintings hung behind the…