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07/06/2023 3:36 AM

“The Knowledge Library”

Knowledge for All, without Barriers……….
An Initiative by: Kausik Chakraborty.

The Knowledge Library

Basohli Paintings

Basohli Paintings

  • Basohli Paintings are a form of miniature paintings that originated in the town of Basohli in the Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • They are known for their vibrant color, intricate details, and depictions of Hindu mythology and legends.
  • Basohli Paintings date back to the 17th and 18th centuries and are considered to be the earliest examples of Pahari paintings.

Key features 

Miniature art Known for their miniature art style, characterized by intricate and detailed work
Bold and vibrant color Made from natural dyes and pigments
Depiction of Hindu mythology Life of Lord Krishna and stories from the Ramayana and Mahabharata
Elaborate compositions Multiple figures and scenes depicted in a single painting
Fine detailing Intricate patterns and designs that are often difficult to replicate
Gold and silver accents Such accents add to their ornate and intricate appearance


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