Learn Shreenath ji Pichwai Painting in this 3-days workshop. Shrinathji, a form of Lord Krishna manifested as a seven-year-old child or balak, is a frequently painted figure in pichwai paintings.
29th, 30th & 31st October 2021
4:00pm – 6:00pm
History: A 400-year-old art form that originated in the holy town of Nathdwara near Udaipur, Rajasthan, Pichwai have delighted art connoisseurs for centuries. Intricately painted and visually stunning, they narrate tales from Lord Krishna’s life.
The style of painting was born when the Pushti Marg sect, founded by Shri Vallabhacharya in the 16th century, started creating pictorial illustrations on cloth and hung them behind the idol of Lord Krishna at the Temple of Shrinathji in Nathdwara, as part of their elaborate rituals of temple decoration. The name ‘Pichwai’ literally defines its meaning, with ‘pichh’ meaning back and ‘wai’ meaning textile hanging.
Pichwais essentially depict the Lord in various ‘leelas’ with the moon, lotus blooms, peacocks, parrots or cows; and are set in the lush vegetation the artists find aplenty in their surroundings.
Shrinathji, a form of Lord Krishna manifested as a seven-year-old child or balak, is a frequently painted figure in Pichwai paintings.
After completing my graduation in Textile Designing from NIFD and then working with a renowned Fashion house for 5 years while learning folk arts along side I eventually decided to make my fortune from my passion for folk arts and earned a tremendous appreciation and following from people in a very short span of time.