Tanjore painting is a classical South Indian painting style from the 1600's. It was inaugurated from the town of Thanjavur (anglicized as Tanjore) in present day Tamil Nadu, India. These paintings are known for their extravagant depictions of deities. Vibrant colours and embellishments, especially gold foil, form the backbone of this art form.
This art form is over 400 years old and originated in Nathdwara in the the Indian state of Rajasthan. Lotuses, cows, Radha and the gopis are often seen in these paintings made on cloth. The word Pichwai comes from 'pichh' meaning back, and 'wai', meaning textile hanging.
These are "pictures" (chitra) painted on piecof cloth (patta) that originate from Odisha. Stories of deities and mythological icons are depicted using intricate strokes and natural colours. This artform is over 3000 years old.