Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Incredible Piece from India

A month ago, hubby's boss went on a business trip to India. He got back a few weeks ago. Hubby's boss is very nice because he bought each member of his team an incredible souvenir from India. I believe it is called Jaipur Miniature Painting.
According to my research, this beautiful painting was hand made on an Official Document of an old Sultanate in Northern India called Jaipor. This document represents a Court’s Resolution in that Sultanate and is dated 1904 AD. The Emblem you see in the top of leaf is a Tax Stamp for the court.
The paper used is antique court stamp paper. The stamp signifies the court fee paid. Since the amount paid is in "annas". There are writings all over the place (in a script/language) that I cannot read.
I found some jaipur pieces in ebay, and each painting costs at least $175.00. 






18 comments:

Unknown said...

It really is incredible. The colours are amazing!

Unknown said...

yay kamahal mn d i niani, sus kining mga old pieces daku na gyud ni ug value sa

Mel Alarilla said...

Wow, what an expensive keepsake your hubby's boss gave to his employees. If it's worth $175 at eBay then what your hubby received could even be more expensive than that. Thanks for the post. God bless you all always.

Roger Owen Green said...

that IS incredible and intricately designed.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

photowannabe said...

What a treasure and what an incrediblly generous boss.

Linda Bob Grifins Brin Korbetis said...

interesting indian treasure indeed.
well done.

J.Rylie.C said...

So pretty and Interesting!


Please come and see my ABC Wednesday post, thanks!

Anne said...

Interesting girl... I love that piece from India.

Lina Gustina said...

It's my first time to see jaipur pieces :)

w0rkingAth0mE said...

it's pretty,. they said also that India is a good place to visit.
My ABC-Wednesday thanks po :)

TYRA Hallsénius Lindhe said...

India is Incredible!

Tyra

Jay said...

Wow, those are great souvenirs - and very generous, too!

Very, very beautiful. They must have taken a very long time to produce.

Nanka said...

It is incredible and the details so clear when enlarged!! Since I am from India I can tell you that 4 annas is equivalent to 24 paise which is 1/4 of a rupee approx......and to make it easier $1=42rupees approx. So the 4 annas is a very tiny fraction of a dollar :)
Most of it is written in Urdu and the seal besides English has I think old Hindi giving the date when the document was executed.
Very very interesting piece you have there!!

MERYL JAFFE, PhD - parent, psychologist, teacher, author... said...

Nice boss!

Neat post.

Thanks,
Meryl
http://departingthetext.blogspot.com

Unknown said...

wow, nice souvenir, iframe mo kya?
bagay sa hauz mo:)

Verna Luga said...

wow, galante ni boss...nice Dhemz.. exquisite art kayud... agi ko last napud ko diri.. heheh..

Rechie said...

wow, what a nice souvenir! kabuotan sa boss.

my entry:
http://www.unmaskedthoughts.info/2011/03/abc-wednesday-i-is-for-iced-tea.html

Anonymous said...

The detail is amazing in this painting. I love seeing art from other cultures.