Size:10 x 16 inches
Medium:Painted on Cloth
Pichwai (pichvai) is a style of painting that originated over 400 years ago, in the town of Nathdwara near Udaipur in Rajasthan, India. Intricate and visually stunning, pichwai paintings, made on cloth, depict tales from Lord Krishna's life. Common subjects found in pichwai paintings are cows and lotuses. Festivals and celebrations such are frequently depicted in Pichwais.The word Pichwai comes from 'pichh' meaning back, and 'wai', meaning textile hanging. Over time, pichwais also found a place in the homes of art connoisseurs, owing to their visual appeal.
Pichwais are best framed with regular or non-reflective glass. Artworks should be displayed away from direct sunlight and breeze. To clean any accumulated dust, use a soft, dry brush or cloth very lightly on the glass surface or the frame. Make sure there is no moisture on the brush or cloth before cleaning the surface. Once a year, remove the artwork from the wall for a couple of days to let the wall breathe and avoid moisture accumulation. Minor discolouration over the years is normal and to be expected.