February 1, 2019

A training workshop is a space for exchange and transmission of know-how between international restoration specialists, local and international university students, and local artisans. It is also a place for dialogue and sharing with the local population who, when they...

November 12, 2017

On the 6th of November, the new training workshop started!

During this second workshop, several specialists will be leading the project. In November, Anthony Pontabry will be head of the team. It is the second time the workshop has been led by one of our specialists of...

May 5, 2017

Arayish (or shimla in the Marwari language) is the base for fresco painting. Arayish is covering all the walls of Shekhawati's havelis. Its is smooth, shiny and soft. Arayish is a mixture of marble and shell powders, lime, buttermilk (chhachh), sugar and curd; a delica...

May 3, 2017

The 1st Phase of The Shekhawati Project just ended a couple of days ago : the restorers and the students left the city of Fatehpur, as well as the scaffolding that were standing against the walls these last 3 months. The haveli looks empty… But we all are ful...

March 16, 2017

The Shekhawati Project restoration team visited the cities of Mandawa and Ramgarh in the Shekhawati region last week. It was an opportunity to see other havelis, some converted into hotels, some untouched and others currently under renovation. We went there also t...

February 15, 2017

Yesterday, the author Ilay Cooper was giving a conference at Mody University for the new edition of his book The painted towns of Shekhawati.

On this occasion, conservation interns at Le Prince Haveli, Léa, from the Institut National du Patrimoine of Paris (France), and...

February 14, 2017

Removing the whitewash to uncover the original Arayish.

Arayish is a mixture of marble and shell powder, sugar, lime and curd; a delicate, complex and expensive recipe which unfortunately is rarely used today.

In 1999, all the columns were painted in order to hide dust a...

February 12, 2017

We were very happy to welcome today students from Mody University in Laxmangarh for the training workshop at Le Prince Haveli. Every Sunday, 5 students will participate in the restoration of the frescoes and learn from our experts.

February 7, 2017

This morning, three scaffoldings arrived from Mody University in Laxmangarh in the second courtyard and the main facade. This is announcing the beginning of our three months training workshop! 

Come and visit us at Le Prince Haveli to have more information abo...

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