Pichvai Origination:

Nathdwara, Rajasthan


24 Jor Bagh, New Delhi

Pichvai Tradition & Beyond | 2015

The name Pichvai, literally defines its purpose, ‘pichh’ meaning back, and ‘vai’ meaning textile hanging. These intricately painted and visually stunning works that depict scenes from Krishna’s childhood, formed life sized, or even larger tapestries which hung behind the main idol to heighten the shrine’s splendour.

Pichvai Tradition & Beyond is an initiative to revive and preserve this historical art form, and extend patronage to the local artists of Rajasthan. This exhibition handpicked miniature artists from Rajasthan, who have over time, worked towards adapting traditional Pichvai compositions, into more intricate patterns derived from other miniature practices.