Old Indian Arts

Folio from a Nayaka Nayika bheda. A loving couple, partially undresseed drinking wine on a palace terrace - Hyderabad late 18th Century

Nayika Nayaka bheda refers to the classifications of romantic moods and situations experienced by lovers which inspired Indian poets to write long poems such as the Rasikapriya of Keshav Das (circa 1591); these in turn provided inspiration to the artists of Rajput painting workshops.

Medium: Opaque watercolour with gold on wasli
Source: indianminiaturepaintings.co.uk

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