Pranaam Uttarkhand Miniature Paintings
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Paintings of Uttarakhand range from the folk arts of the women of Kumaon to the most exquisite miniature arts of Garhwal. Uttarakhand's paintings can be divided into two broad parts, the folk arts of wall paintings and ritualistic paintings and the refined art of the miniaturists. Miniature painting of Uttarakhand is one of he major schools of miniature painting in India. Although derived from the style of Mughal miniature paintings, Uttarakhand's miniature paintings developed its individual styles in the subsequent years. Crafts in Uttarakhand remain centered around the religious beliefs and practices of the state. At the time of Harela, there is a tradition of making clay idols, known as 'Dikaras', in Uttarakhand. Moreover, the crafts of Uttarakhand include woodcrafts, stone carvings, jewelry, and inlaying.