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Behind the scenes

What is Pichwai?

Pichwai artwork is a traditional form of intricate and elaborate painting that originated in the town of Nathdwara, Rajasthan, India. The word "Pichwai" is derived from the Sanskrit words "pich," meaning back, and "wai," meaning hanging.

How are Pichwai paintings made?

Pichwai paintings are typically created on cloth or silk using natural dyes and pigments. The scenes are first drawn on linen cloths and then painted over. All our Pichwais are made to order in Udaipur, India.

What does a typical Pichwai painting depict?

The themes of these paintings revolve around the life and leelas (divine actions) of Lord Krishna. They often depict scenes from Krishna's childhood, including his interactions with gopis (milkmaids), playing the flute, and dancing with his companions.