Pichwais of Rajasthan

Nathdwara is the main centre to make these paintings. Pichwais mean at the back and these paintings are hung in the temples at the back side of the figure or the deity. These were seasonal paintings but today they are painted through out the year. Starch is applied on a thin, neat cloth and painting is done in tempera. Colors used are real gold and stone colours. Painted pictures are of Lord Krishna along with his gopis. These paintings are also used to tell folk tales to the villagers.