India is a country with very rich history and much richer heritage. Various art forms are part of the Indian heritage. The Arabic Calligraphy forms an integral part of this heritage. Some art forms were brought and developed in India and some of them were born in India.

The early Arabic traders introduced the Arabic Calligraphy art in India around the 7th century. Spirituality was the core purpose of the existence of this art. This art was initiated to preserve the scripts of the Holy Quran. It is a simple yet an artistic illustration of Arabic fonts from the Holy Quran.

The Arabic Calligraphy designs were developed during the establishment of the Delhi Sultanate in India. Hence, this art emerged as a mainstream art. Qutubuddin Aibak, who ruled Delhi, decorated and covered Qutub Minar with intricate carvings, designs, and verses of Quran. The Humayun’s tomb in Delhi and the Mughal coins showcase this monumental heritage. The Arabic Calligraphy art form majorly flourished in the Mughals reign. This is also the Mughal art form.

Hence, the Muslim rule in India established a diverse culture along with the fresh ink of Arabic Calligraphy styles or designs or paintings to last persistently. The Arabic Calligraphy history is the virtue of the religious and spiritual aspects of life.

In conclusion, the calligraphy design is a precious art since the artists practicing this art are rare. These artists are losing their demand and respect in the society. Therefore, Nazariya has joined hands with these artists and has taken a pledge to give them the true value for their talent.

Finally, this Eid, admire their work by getting one of their masterpieces home. Get a customized manuscript for yourself by these wonderful artisans and wish your loved ones Eid in the most artistic way. Let us explore more about the Arabic Calligraphy paintings in the Images given below.

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Paintings are an exquisite work of an Indian art. Rajasthan is famous for its extremely fine handmade old stamp paper art with embossed bead work. Rajasthan’s role is significant in the expansion of Indian traditional art. One of the most innovative & significant example of Rajasthan’s art treasures is the world of miniature painting includes mainly painting on old stamp papers.

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Lord Krishna with Radha & Gopis

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A traditional rajasthani stamp paper art is not merely about size, but also about the level of detail in the painting. It’s the detail that differentiates an Old Stamp Paper Painting from others. If you look at it through a magnifying glass, you’ll see extremely fine brush marks with every detail scaled down & finely finished. The painting depicts all the details that bring out a feeling of earthly charm & pleasure. It is indeed an art to cherish & a collector’s delights.

There are some important considerations in determining the fundamentals of a stamp paper art. The surface design is not the only basic quality of an artwork. Hence, the terms like appropriation, content, metaphor, mood, narrative, subject, symbol, & theme are used to promote visual & verbal literacy. The spirit of Rajasthan gives an epitome of history & legends. They are colored by courage & romance and find an expression in different paintings.

Rajasthan is the land of wonderful legends of romance & bravery. India’s northwest region of the sub-continent is packed with amazing beauty of art, history, & culture that dates back to several centuries. These Rajasthani paintings were founded in Udaipur in 1996. These paintings are placed in the city of lakes called Udaipur. You can see a wide range of high quality paintings from well-known Rajasthan.

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Rajput Art of Living

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The Hindu rulers of rajput carried a close political & social links with the Mughal court. They were influenced by the Mughal art paintings. Hence, influenced by the surroundings, paintings have their own unique style. The art includes the paintings of court assemblies, animals like camel and elephants of their army, hills & valleys, religious festivals, processions & scenes. The Radha Krishna paintings depict the life of Lord Krishna a widely devoted Hindu God in India. The traditional stamp paper art painting started falling after the first half of the 18th century. At the end of the century the stamp paper art lost almost most of its strength & attraction. However, in the Pahari region this art maintained its quality till the first quarter of the 19th century. The traditional styles of Indian painting finally perished out in the second half of the 19th century. The art perished due to a conflict of the Western colors & method of painting.

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The traditional Painting started falling after the first half of the 18th century & by the end of the century it lost almost most of its strength & attraction. However in the Pahari region the art of painting uphold its quality till the end of the first quarter of the 19th century. The traditional styles of Indian painting finally died out in the second half of the 19th century under conflict of the Western colours & method of painting.

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