Top 15 Traditional Art Forms of India That Showcase Our Rich Cultural Heritage

Madhubani painting as Mithila painting was developed in the Madhubani district of Bihar state of India and is believed to be one of the oldest and most popular forms of art work in the country.

Madhubani Painting

As the name suggests miniature paintings are paintings of relatively small size and with a finely detailed appearance.

Miniature Painting

Warli painting is one of the oldest forms of paintings in India that include paintings from the period 2500 BC.

Warli Painting

Also called ‘cloth-picture’ in Sanskrit, Pattachitra is a form of painting belonging to eastern India, specifically Odisha and West Bengal.


This English term literally translates to ‘pen craft’ in Persian, and refers to a type of hand-painted or block-printed fabric which emerged from Andhra Pradesh in India.

Kalamkari Painting

Phad Painting is a type of religious paintings that are made on a scroll, it belongs to Rajasthan state of India.

Phad Painting