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A young woman waits for her beloved as she checks her beauty in a mirror. She is dressed in the traditional gaghra choli (skirt and scarf) as well as a sari. Nand Kisore extracts color from crushed gemstones to create an impressive palette of hues and tones. Kisore's art is admirable as he paints with detailed clarity on ivory paper. Features a card paper mat.
About the Artist: "I specialize in paintings with precious gemstones. People find them to be unique. In this way, I have given an original touch to an ancient style of painting." Miniature paintings are one of India's unique and legendary art forms, characterized by their beauty and finesse. Though originally small in size, the term applies to a style of painting that is rich in detail that is meticulously executed with delicate brushwork. Colors were once obtained from minerals, vegetables, precious stones, conch shells, silver and gold.
The Nand Kisore Artisan Collection is brought to you by Novica in Association with National Geographic. This beautiful piece was handcrafted by Nand Kisore in India. An artisan story card will be included with your purchase.
Crushed gemstones on ivory paper
Hand crafted Artisan quality
Each artwork is unique -- wood grain, color, and pattern will differ slightly from picture
Nand Kisore captures a beautiful moment
in the life of a royal couple. As part of their wedding ceremony, they bestow one another with garlands. In one painting, the bride appears on horseback while the groom rides an elephant. In the second picture, ...
The opulent lifestyle of Mughal era
royalty provides Nand Kisore with wonderful images. Depicting a royal couple in vivid colors, he captures the excitement of an evening outing. The queen rides on one pachyderm with her ladies in waiting while the king and ...
The spreading branches of a pipal
tree, a variety of fig that grows in India, appear in glowing gold. Poles support the venerable branches for the tree is considered sacred. Buddha achieved enlightenment while meditating beneath such a tree, which then became known ...