Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Mandwa Paintings

Shekhawati region in western India, is famous for its mural paintings. It is like a huge open air gallery of painted walls, havelis and palaces in the vast expanse of the desert of Rajasthan in India. Mandwa is one such place, where every nooks and corner of the town, street, home has been painted with frescoes. We had been to one such ancient home where the interiors are beautifully painted. 

 

Here the theme is based on royal army of Rajasthan Kings. The paintings show royal assembly.



Even the ceiling is painted with floral designs.

58 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What lovely, colorful paintings and such a beautiful place -- another beautiful place!! Marvelous captures as always, Rajesh! Have a great week!

Sylvia

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful!

Carver said...

The paintings are very beautiful. I like the ceiling paintings as well as the ones on the walls.

Xavi said...

Hi Rajesh,
Your photos are beautiful as always.
These murals painings are very interesting.
Have a nice day!!

ewok1993 said...

kudos to the govt for preserving all these treasures for generations to enjoy.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Beautiful. Love it. Continuing my cultural lesson of India.

Life Ramblings said...

what a wonderful place and lovely murals. thanks for sharing your world.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Rajesh: That is very nice art forms.

♥♥ Willa ♥♥ said...

Truly, a work of art....

Thanks for visiting my Ruby Tuesday

Indrani said...

Lovely murals.

magiceye said...

this is amazing!!!

Cloudia said...

The mind is captured!





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kavita said...

I click enlarged the pictures...the paintings are beautiful.Thanks for sharing this beautiful post .

SandyCarlson said...

You never cease to amaze me. These are astounding.

Kay L. Davies said...

How beautiful, Rajesh. It must be wonderful to see a whole town painted like this.

Kay
Alberta, Canada

V Rakesh said...

Absolutely marvelous! Your space is a treasure trove richly featuring some of the finest masterpieces of Indian history!

George said...

These murals are absolutely gorgeous. It would be wonderful to see them in person.

ladyfi said...

Wow - those painted interiors are delightful! So gorgeous.

Anu said...

Beautiful! Did u stay at one of these houses, or are they open for viewing?

Kirigalpoththa said...

Marvellous!

Rajesh said...

Anu: Some of these places are converted into hotels. I stayed in one such place and it was maintained well. Stay was good.

Tammie Lee said...

such wonderful details~

J Bar said...

Beautiful.

Evelyn said...

Very nice - lots of details.

Zuzana said...

That is beautiful, it must be incredible to be able to stand there and study those up close and in detail.;)
xoxo

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Hi :)
mi รจ piaciuta molto la 2° foto.
Buona giornata.
Myriam

joo said...

They are stunning! I love this celing - beautiful!

YOSEE said...

Looks so grand !

Vamsee Modugula said...

Beautiful

Lara Neusiedler said...

what an wonderful example of exquisite art!

Sneo said...

love the wall designs.. esp bcos i paint indian art patterns :)
my stuff is on http://smilingstrokes.blogspot.com/search/label/Symmetric%20Designs

BraCom (Bram) said...

What lovely, colorful paintings and such a beautiful place

Have a nice week,
Greetings, Bram

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Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Rajesh, I always enjoy your blog and seeing more of India. Those paintings are incredible. Even the ceiling is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
Betsy

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beaautiful! It would be hard to know where to look next; and I'm sure a person could spent hours trying to see it all.

Trotter said...

Hi Rajesh! I've seen some beautiful paintings in India, but these are awesome!!

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Jacob said...

Very fine! I'd guess these paintings give a lot of insight with regard to the times they were made.

Purba said...

Such detailing and the paint looks as fresh.

Gattina said...

Again, what an artwork !

We have an Indian shop here in Waterloo which sells mostly handmade products from a little town in India which is supported by the shop. Inside it's all decorated with beautiful carved Indian furniture, a fountain, it doesn't look like a shop at all, it is just a place where you think you would be in India.

Jeevan said...

Fantastic patterns and paitings rajesh! Those were marvelous treasures of showcasing history and art.

alicesg said...

The paintings are so fantastic and it is always a pleasure to view these ancient paintings as they tell stories of the past.

Nalini Hebbar said...

Moghal architecture had a lot of ceiling art and the reason behind this is the seating arrangements and the hookha....:)

Pietro said...

Fabulous paintings, so nice and precious! Beautiful images, Rajesh!

Rajesh said...

Thanks to all appreciating these beautiful paintings. People still stay inside these houses and they do allow visitors to see these paintings.

JM said...

I've been there, it's an amazing place! Beautiful havelis and frescoes everywhere!

Liz said...

Beautiful!

Happy MYM.

Liz @ MLC

sheng said...

There are plenty of Indian shops and restaurants here in Dubai with such interior design..

Happy MYM!

Life Moto said...

nice historical arts. i hope that every country should preserve it.

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EG Wow said...

The murals are exquisite!

Cafe au lait said...

Beautiful work of art. Thanks for sharing.

Happy Ruby!

Maria @ LSS said...

Those are beautiful murals. I love the painting too.

Happy Ruby!

Kim, USA said...

That is so gorgeous!!
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maryt/theteach said...

Gorgeous, Rajesh! :)

chubskulit said...

Beautiful paintings!

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eden said...

They are stunning. Great photos.

Happy Ruby Tuesday.

Ralph said...

The views are from the other side of the world - and of warriors and leaders from a long ago time. Stunning as they sit up so high, and full of rubies, too!

Ann said...

such lovely patterns.

Did you watch the opening ceremony? The little boy on the boy is fantastic.

Raven said...

So much wonderful detail. I always enjoy travelling with you and seeing things I won't get to see in person in this life.

Rajesh said...

Thanks to all for appreciating this ancient paintings.