Kangra School Art Handmade Indian Miniature Guru Nanak Ethnic Pahari Painting

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Guru Nanak Resting near the Kaaba

  • Subject: Kangra Pahari Miniature Art
  • Paint Material: Opaque stone & gold colors
  • Base Material: Handmade Paper (unframed)
  • Size: 6 in. wide and 9 in. tall (15 cms X 23 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 naturalistic style, and great attention paid to detail. The Kangra paintings feature flowering plants and creepers, and architectural elements of the time. The Kangra painters employed cool and fresh colors and with the lyrical blending of form and color.

This art features an episode in the life of the first Sikh Guru Nanak. Guru Nanak accompanied by Bhai Mardana went to Mecca on his 4th (last) udassi (journey/travel). Guru Nanak and Mardana were very tired after long travels from India to Arabia. They went to the mosque and lay down to take rest near the Kaaba or 'The house of God (Allah).' A man named Rukandin who was the priest of the Kaaba is shown gesturing to Guru Nanak to not place his feet towards the Kaaba. To which Guru Nanak supposedly replied, 'Could you turn my legs to the side in which there's no God?"

Fill your world with beauty and wonder with this exceptional Kangra Pahari artwork. Buy it today.