3 September 2009

Miniature painting postcards

Miniature Mughal-style paintings are popular souvenirs. We visited an art school and watched a demonstration; they use tiny, tiny brushes made from squirrel hairs and crush their own paints from rocks. I didn’t see any that really appealed until we found a little shop in Jaisalmer—instead of painting on silk or acrylic, this young man used 1950s postcards. Maasa Miniature Art