Plunge into the playfulness of Lord Krishna as the magnificent Pichwai showcases his Raas Leela (Rasa Dance) along with Gopis (the cow herding girls). The term Raas means – aesthetics – while the terms such as ‘acts’, ‘dance’, or ‘play’ perfectly describe the epigraph, Leela. In a broad sense, the elegant Pichwai painting exhibits the Dance of Divine Love.
It is believed that the Raas Leela took place one night when the Gopis of Vrindavan heard the flute sound of Lord Krishna. Upon hearing it, they left their households to dance with him throughout the night. Folklore has it that Lord Krishna stretched that night supernaturally and matched it to one night of Lord Brahma, which as per the Hindu Mythology lasts for 4.32 billion years.
Interestingly, Kathak – the Indian Classical Dance – evolved from Raas Leela of Braj and Manipuri Classical Dance.
About Pichwai Paintings
Pichwai Painting is an art form which has its root in the Indian State – Rajasthan. To be more precise, Pichwai Paintings are the pictorial illustration first made by Vallabhaichai Sect in Nathdwara, a small town in the same state, as a decorative backdrop in the Shrinath Ji Temple for Shrinath Ji is considered to be the childhood form of Lord Krishna.
Curiokat’s Pichwai Paintings
All the Pichwai Paintings at Curiokat are made on cotton cloth with colors that are natural stone colors. It is crucial to fathom the fact that the colors are completely authentic, thus, preserving the authenticity of the Pichwai Paintings. These paintings have been brought into existence by one of the top three Pichwai Artists of the world.