Basholi painting

  • Recently, the world-famous Basohli Painting which is popular for its miniature art style from Kathua district of Jammu has obtained the Geographical Indication (GI) Tag.
  • It is the first independent GI-tagged product from the Jammu region.
  • It is considered the first school of Pahari paintings.
  • These are painted on paper, cloth, or wood using natural pigments and dyes.
  • Themes: The portraits of local rulers, Radha-Krishna, and Madhava-Malati love themes and themes from the Bhagavata Purana.
  • The colours are always brilliant, with ochre yellow, brown, and green grounds
  • The Basholi painting style flourished during the 17th and 18th centuries under the patronage of local rulers and wealthy merchants.
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