This Miniature Painting is of Queen Harem, The Mughal Harem was the harem of Mughal emperors of South Asia. The term originated with the Near East, meaning a 'forbidden place; sacrosanct, sanctum', and etymologically related to the Arabic a sacred inviolable place; female members of the family and , forbidden; sacred. It came to mean the sphere of women in what is usually a polygynous household and their segregated quarters which are forbidden to men. Harems were composed of wives, female relatives, concubines, and male infants. The harem of the Mughal Empire was guarded by three lines of defence. The most women in the Mughal Harem were native girls from South Asia. Many local rulers of vassal states sent their daughters to the Mughal Harem to cement political relations with the Mughal empire.
This is a Handmade Indian Miniature Painting on Old Handmade Paper with the use of Other materials like Selfmade Brushes from Squirrels Hairs, Moulded Wooden Frame (without glass) & Paper Mounting. This is a centuries old rare art and will adorn any decor and is ideal for Display, Collection & Gifting purpose. This Painting is made by Mr. Tilak Gitai who is a renowned artist from Jaipur, India and has got many prestigious awards & recognition in India & abroad for his work. India has been the home of arts and crafts since primitive times and painting is no exception to this fact. Indians knew the art of painting since prehistoric times. Indian paintings like Miniatures paintings, Thangka paintings, Madhubani paintings, Warlis paintings, Tanjore paintings and various others are now an art freak's greatest temptation. Painted geometric designs and symbols have also been found on pottery items belonging to the Indus valley civilization, while the medieval period is remembered for the Persian styled miniature paintings introduced by the Mughals.