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Folio from a Baramasa: the month of Kartika during a night-time celebration of Diwali. Jaipur kalam, circa mid-19th century. Gouache and profuse use of gold on wasli. 35.8 x 26.1cm.

With cover sheet inscribed with a description of its introductory dohas (couplets) and following kabit (poem). (With thanks to Tarun Pant for kindly providing this information.)

Ref: Jaipur Baramasa Kartika 158-2211

Above image taken at an angle to catch light and show areas heightened with gold leaf

All images and text © Peter Blohm