What is Indian Miniature painting and its origins? Paintings created in India from as early as from 12th century and onwards, mostly on palm leafs to illustrate manuscripts and religious texts are called miniature Read more...
What We Aspire
We aspire to become an International role model in safeguarding Indian traditional art forms like, Miniature, Phad, Puppetry, Kavad, Kalamkari etc. from extinction. Our aim is to make these Art forms easily accessible and popular to the world. This way we will also restore the identity and dignity of the traditional artists and help them uplift their livelihood. We are committed to create an eco system to promote our Art forms. Support us in various projects we are working on towards preserving our rare art forms.
Contemporary Art Projects
Create collaborations between new age and traditional artists to pursue various contemporary art projects with a vision to hold exhibitions at international arenas like, Affordable Art Fair, Art Biennales etc.
Set up an art league where anyone can come and learn techniques of traditional Indian art forms.
Build online documentation and create short films and documentaries to capture methods and materials of such Art forms.
Create a database of all traditional artists and artisans to make Maukaa a one stop place for Indian Art forms.
Produce handmade stone colors, organic pigments, squirrel hair brushes, and wasli (sheet) using age old traditional techniques and make them available for anyone who wants to practice authentic traditional art.
Art Lovers Community
Reach out to younger generation to foster awareness about Indian art and grow bigger community of art lovers.
Maukaa is working towards documentation of various Art forms to make them available online to all Art enthusiasts.
Traditional method of burnishing a painting with an agate (stone), typically used in the miniature paintings Burnishing – An old method followed by miniature painting artists to rub the painting sheet from the back Read more...
Get in Touch
If you have any questions, would like to join us as a volunteer, or donate to this cause, please get in touch in the following ways:
Give us a ring
Ms Prerna Jain (Founder):