Stepwells of Rajasthan, The Chand Baori Illustrated Art Print of India
The Stepwells of India. An architectural wonder.
An entire category of architecture slipping off history’s grid are India’s incomparable stepwells. In my past life I was lucky to be working on a tourism brand in India, which led me to research and visit some really interesting historic and architecturally important sites in Gujarat and Rajasthan. Chand Baori is made up of 3,500 narrow steps over 13 storeys making it one of the deepest and largest stepwells in India. It's one of the oldest and most visually spectacular step well in India.
A necessity in a predominantly bone dry land, to guarantee a year-round water-supply for drinking, bathing, irrigation and washing, in the arid states of Gujarat (where they’re called vavs) and Rajasthan (where they’re baoli or baori). Over the centuries, stepwell construction evolved and by the 11th century they were astoundingly complex feats of engineering, architecture, and art.
This is an abstract print inspired by the stark geometry and symmetry of the stepwell.
Product Info & Sizes
Matte Prints on 250gsm thick paper.
Fine art Giclee Prints on 300gsm thick paper available. (I love this, as the archival inks enhance the colours, on light texture)
A5: 5.8 x 8.3in A4: 8.27 x 11.7in
A3: 11.7 x 16.5in A2: 16.5 x 23.4in
Shipping & Returns
Please allow 8-10 days for dispatch. For urgent orders, please message me, I'll try my best to expedite.
Shipping: Within UK : Royal Mail First Class Rest of the World: Royal Mail Tracked. (10 days - 20+ days depending on the country's customs)
Please note that prints are not framed. Please be aware that colours may vary slightly from what you see on your screen, depending on your monitor settings.
Giclee prints are printed on organic 100% cotton paper. Due to the nature of the paper, there are occasional grains and specks in the texture.