December 2018

Murals in the desert

Posted by Alexandra in Art, Hidden Gems

Long before murals were popular, they adorned the walls of large mansions in India. Built by merchants from the mid-XIXe to the early XXe century, what became known as havelis were family homes, trading offices and signs of wealth. Their walls – both outdoor and indoor – were painted with scenes from the Hindu mythology (Krishna), daily life (hunting) and…