About Us

Welcome to Kubavat.com. In these galleries, you will find the finest original and reproduced miniature paintings by some of the best master miniaturists from Rajasthan, India. These pieces of art work are made in the same traditional methodology used for centuries. Some pieces are so well executed that one can hardly distinguish the difference between an original antique and a copy, the artist is somehow able to borrow the masters’ hand in recreating an old master piece. Infect there have been known cases where artwork held by museums and important collections as originals but were created by these present masters. One should always be careful of purchasing antique Indian miniature paintings. Today there are dealers unknowingly and some knowingly selling these pieces at the cost of an original antique. Kubavat.com brings you these so called antiques at an affordable price. All my pieces are selected for their high quality with aesthetic merits. These pieces aren’t to be mistaken by those sold through tourist Emporiums throughout India and some major online auctions.

I have been buying/collecting these pieces since 1991 and as a hobby have decided to sell them online and promote the artist and their unique skills which are sadly dying in a modernizing India. There only remains handful who inherits the title of master miniaturists whose work I’ve bought to you through my galleries for viewing and for sale, and I’ am confident that these are antiques of the future.

I’ am also offering original Indian antiques. In my antiques gallery you will find occasional tables from Hoshiarpur. Ivory inlaid tables such as these were made in late 19th – century India. Hoshiarpur District was well known for this style of ivory inlay furniture. Patterns produced were geometric motifs and foliate in line with Islamic style. See similar ivory table in the Victoria and Albert Museum (A. Jaffer, Furniture from British India and Ceylon, London, 2001, p.288, fig.109).

Check out my Kumawat’s gallery, I have the largest known collection of Kumawat’s on display. The Late Gopal Kumawat of Kishangarh was a visionary artist and this can be seen clearly in the master pieces he created. Kumawat practised the medieval Kishangarh school style of paintings with classical thymes with a twist of modernism and influenced by the great Indian poet Kalidasa. Do you own a Kumawat? Let me know. None of the Kumawats featured are for sale however I have couple of pieces in my sight that may become for sale in the near future, please enquire.

Associated text authored by Prof. P.C. Jain and Dr Daljeet. Prof. Jain specializes on the aesthetics of ancient Indian literature. Dr Daljeet is the chief curator of the Visual Arts Gallery at the National Museum of India, New Delhi. They have both collaborated on numerous books on Indian art and culture.