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Kashmiri Painting

Kashmiri Painting style mostly revolves around painting done on the paper mache (papier mache) artifacts made in the Kashmir region. Once the raw paper mache finished artifact has been made, Outlines are generally drawn with a zarda or yellow colour and the spaces are delineated for floral works are stained with astar and white paint. Then the floral works are painted in different colours. The bristle of the hair of goat, cat and ass are set in handles of feather (quills) by means of silken threads, inferior bristles are cut and trimmed up. Painting on the papier mache objects these days is done in distemper colours. These colours are made from pigments diluted in water to which some glue is added to fix it to the ground on which it is used. The important elements in paper mache (papier mache) designs are objects of nature mostly flowers and birds, particularly the kingfisher and bulbul, historical figures, animals, hunting and battle scenes, court scenes influenced by miniature paintings.

Kashmiri Painting