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    Stock up on Raja Ravi Varma canvas prints, coasters and magnets at a limited sale on e-store, Jaypore

    India’s most popular artisanal marketplace, Jaypore.com brings to the fore the works of the legendary Raja Ravi Varma, which can be traced back to the late 1800s. On sale are replicas of the artist’s work created during his stay at the Lakshmi Vilas Palace in Vadodara. Commissioned by the Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum, and currently housed in the palace’s premises, history has it that Varma was invited to paint the portrait of Sayajirao III, the Gaekwad of Baroda. A special studio was set up for him in the palace and he created two dozen canvases depicting scenes from the Mahabharata and Ramayana.
    “Raja Ravi Varma is one of the best artists India ever produced and the collection at the museum is the best in the country. It was Maharani Radhika Raje Gaekwad’s idea to create this line,” says Mandu Hingurao, curator of the museum. Each of the prints come with a certificate that gives the buyer details like the name and method of painting. Pieces include depictions of Sairandhri (a disguise of Draupadi from the Mahabharata), princess Damayanthi and more. Apart from wall hangings, also on sale are coasters, magnets, trays, cushion covers and coffee mugs, all bearing prints of Varma’s works.
    Till April 21. Rs 550 upwards. Details: jaypore.com
    —Rashmi Rajagopal

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