The Enchanting Frescoes of Bundi, Rajasthan
The artwork on the product that you currently see has been inspired by the timeless frescoes of the Bundi Palace. Bundi is a small town in the lap of the Aravali mountain ranges, close to the city of Kota in Rajasthan. It has’nt received as much attention as other places touristy places in the state such as Jaipur and Udaipur and hence, retains its rural folk character. The town is dotted with small havelis, fortresses and palaces and houses some of the most awe inspiring frescoes on the walls of the Chitrashala in the Bundi palace. Noticeably these paintings have a marked influence of the Mughal, western and deccan rules as is evident in their garments and the poses of the figures painted.
The central themes are Krishan Raas (krishna love story) and the war scenes between the rajputs and the Mughals. For years, Bundi was ruled by the brave Hada rajputs who were constantly at war with the invadors – be it the Mughals or the British. They wore the same symbol of the sun on their flags as the rajputs of the mewar region and called themselves Suryavanshis – born of the sun.