The Machilipatnam Kalamkari craft made at Pedana near by Machilipatnam in Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh, evolved with patronage of the Mughals and the Golconda sultanate.
Heer Ranjha (Punjabi: ਹੀਰ ਰਾਂਝਾ, ہیر رانجھا, hīr rāñjhā) is one of several popular tragic romances of Punjab. The others are Mirza Sahiba, and Sohni Mahiwal. There are several poetic narrations of the story, the most famous being 'Heer' by Waris Shah written in 1766. It tells the story of the love of Heer and her lover Ranjha.
Madhubani / Mithila painting - Mithila region of Nepal and Bihar. done with fingers, twigs, brushes, -natural dyes & pigments, - geometrical patterns- each occasion and festival such as birth, marriage, Durga Puja etc. King Janaka of Nepal kingdom to decorate the town for the wedding of Sita. Done by women as spiritual expression on walls. India- Nepal earthquake 1934 - exposure
Kalamkari - hand-painted or block-printed cotton textile, -India and in Iran.In ancient - groups of singers, musicians, painters, called chitrakattis, - tell the village dwellers, stories of Hindu mythology. -they illustrated their accounts with rudimentary means and dyes extracted from plants. Hindu temples large panels of Kalamkari depicting the episodes of Indian mythology, akin to the stained glasses of the Christian cathedrals.
Channapatna toys are a particular form of wooden toys that are manufactured in the town of Channapatna in the Bangalore Rural district of Karnataka . protected as a geographical indication (GI) Channapatna is known as Gombegala Ooru (toy-town) of Karnataka. Traditionally, the work involved lacquering the ivory wood . The origin of these toys can be traced to the reign of Tipu Sultan who invited artisans from Persia to train the local artisans in the making of wooden toys
Syed Haider Raza Alias S.H. Raza (born 1922) is an Indian artist who has lived and worked in France since 1950, but maintains strong ties with India. . rich use of color, replete with icons from Indian cosmology as well as its philosophy. Many of his paintings have a dark circular focal point termed the Bindu