Rajasthani Phad Style Painting 16"x15"~406x381mm For your home or office decor Phad style painting form Rajasthan, India. Phad is a style of religious scroll and folk painting. It is traditionally done on a piece of hand woven coarse cotton cloth or canvas which is known as Phad. These paintings represent a complex and a full blown epic. Process in the creation of Phad Painting:Colors: Pigments are grounded by hand and mixed with water and gum. The colors used in Phad painting are:-1. Light yellow – It is made from yellow mineral. It is used to sketch all figures and structures.2. Orange or saffron – It is used to paint faces and flesh is made by mixing red vegetable color with some yellow powder ) available in market.3. Green – It is made from Verdigris , acetate of copper. It is used to sketch the villains.4. Red – it is produced from vermilion, and the main characters are painted with this color.5. Black – It is made either by burning coconut shells or by collecting lampblack from burning edible oil. It is used to outline the details of all figures. After the cloth is ready and the light yellow pigment is pre-phaded, the painter sketches the entire program. This is a called making a mapor giving an out line during the sketching process, the total program is defined. Next, the successive application of colors begins. Each color is applied one at a time directly from its bowl to all the places where it occurs throughout the painting. Coloring starts with filling in faces. When applying this saffron color, the artist carefully leaves a place for eyes and maintains proper body proportions. Yellow, green, brown, and red are applied one after the other. By applying the lighter colors first, and using. increasingly darker colors with each application, the artist progressively read just the boundaries between other colors and the background. In this way, the form of the figures is perfected. The size of this un framed painting is 16"x15"Shipping & handling: To be delivered via US Mail. We offer combined shipping discounts on multiple purchases.We accept pay pal, and major credit cards. Please check out our other items! Please be sure to add us to your favorites list! Return policies: NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR REPLACING MATERIAL THAT HAS CRACKED DUE TO IMPROPER HANDLING OR STORAGE. If you are not satisfied, you must notify us within 2 business days after receiving your material. After contacting us, you may return your items, at your expense in the same condition it was shipped within 7 days of receipt for an exchange, credit or refund minus the shipping charges you paid to receive the item/items. Refund will be given only on the price of the item/items paid for. All returns must be received in the same condition as were shipped to you. NO merchandise will be accepted if it has been altered in any way such as: cut, turned, surfaced, scrapped, stained or damaged.