It is a distinctive style of paintings which evolved during the 17th and 18th century in Basohli and nearby hill states of present day Himachal Pradesh.
Notable highlights of the style are big eyes, bright colours, geometric patterns and accentuated jewellery made by beetles’ wings.
Most Basohli paintings depict scenes from Radha-Krishna and other Hindu stories of gods and godesses.
The style spread from Basohli to neighbouring hill states of Mankot, Nurpur, Kullu, Mandi, Suket, Bilaspur, Nalagarh, Chamba, Guler and Kangra.
This painting style further inspired the Kangra painting style.