Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The paints are derivative from natural. The Nakkash are a group of people of painters residing in the quaint Andhra town. For centuries, they have been creation colorful works on canvas, known as paintings. The themes of the paintings are resulting from the Indian epics, mythology and nature.

The power of Mughal miniature paintings has found its way in the Paintings since the medieval period. The miniature works are done on soft white wood called Ponniki, which is hardened by smear it with tamarind seed paste and layer it with fine muslin and pipe clay. The colors used are extracting from plants and minerals. Against a dark background, the paintings are highlighted in gold color derivative from herbal juices.