PAINTINGS OF INDIA -MEENAKARI PAINTINGS
As Meenakari art work is generally done on the kundan jewellery and other also,the meenakar(Craftmans)has to work with the goldsmith, the ghaaria, the designer or chitteria and jadiya who applies the gems on the kundan or gold.The work finished produced is a marvel of the expertise of these their techniques and their different craftsmen.
Traditionally the Meenakari use different colours like red,green and white.The ruby red color used highly sought after.The Jaipur is the main center of meenakari designs and paintings.this art of colorings or decorating a metal surface by attach or fusing pieces of different mineral substances.
The technique of Meenakari requires a high degree of skill and application.The piece of metal on which meenakari is to be done is fixed on a lac stick.Delicate designs of flowers,birds,fish,elephent etc.This leads to the creation of walls or grooves,and other place to hold color.The heat of the furnace melts the color and coloured liquid gets spread equally into the groove. Each colour is follow this process.