Delicate handmade paintings which are truly kaleidoscope of rich Indian history use to be done on palm leaves, wood, ivory, handmade paper, marble, leather, on walls and even on cloth. Earliest Indian miniature paintings can be traced back to the 7th century AD, when they flourished under the patronage of the Palas of Bengal.
Delicately detailed brushwork, intensive labour by the masters along with the natural minerals like stone dust, 24k gold and silver dusts are used to create the exquisite colours
With the advent of Mughals, Miniature Art in India truly thrived. It was at the zenith point during the period of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan he being the greatest great patron of miniature painting. 18th century the grandeur of these beautiful work of art began to decline.
It is still practiced in a few regions in India, but not with the same level of detail as the original paintings. We want and are trying to bring back this work of art that's getting eaten away by time bit by bit. Our aim is the revival of the art and also help few artists who are still left. Miniature paintings are an integral part of our cultural heritage and an alibi to our prosperous past.