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Banda Singh Bahadur - Sava Lakh Khalsa

Banda Singh Bahadur - Sava Lakh Khalsa

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Paintings

All paintings are shipped rolled in a secure mailing tube to ensure safe delivery (frames are not included).  We offer the highest quality fine art prints in three different formats. Our premium product is the limited edition artist hand-signed Premium Canvas. This museum grade canvas looks and feels just like an oil painting and can be displayed without glass. Equally beautiful are our fine art prints on Textured Watercolour paper, selected by the artist for its beautifully textured all natural finish and our Enhanced Matte paper which is a quality economical art paper with a smooth finish.

We are happy to assist you through the framing process and can recommend local frame shops in your areas where we have contacts.  Please email us at contact@artofpunjab.com after placing your order if you have have questions about the framing process or any of our products.

Premium Canvas

Our highest quality product is the Giclee fine art prints on Premium Canvas.  This museum quality print produces vibrant colours and is made to look like an original oil painting. This elegantly textured canvas features a matte non-reflective surface with a bright white point, exceptionally high Dmax and wide colour gamut. Premium Canvas prints are initially offered as part of a Limited Edition series of 100 copies hand-signed by artist Kanwar Singh.

Specifications:

  • Extra 3 inches of canvas added to all sides to allow for stretching
  • Cotton fabric textured finish, all nature acid-free canvas
  • Clear UV protective coating applied to canvas to allow for glass-free framing
  • 395 gsm Weight, 23 mil Thickness, lignin and acid free
  • Lab tested to last over 200 years without fading

Textured Watercolour Paper

Giclee fine art prints on Textured Watercolour paper is a cotton rag media with luxurious weight that delivers museum quality appearance.  This paper has an extremely-high colour gamut and black density.  Selected by the artist for its quality and the beautiful texture.

Specifications:

  • Bright Textured Matte Finish
  • All nature acid-free paper
  • Opacity 98%, ISO Brightness 96%
  • Lab tested to last over 120 years without fading

Enhanced Matte Paper

Giclee fine art prints on Enhanced Matte Paper is an un-textured bright, white paper which yields highly saturated images for a ‘painterly’ look.

Specifications:

  • Bright Textured Matte Finish, all nature acid-free paper
  • Thickness 10.3 mil, Basis weight 192 gsm
  • Opacity 94%, ISO brightness 104%
  • Lab tested to last over 80 years without fading

Gifts Cards

Artofpunjab e-Gift Cards will be delivered by email and will contain a unique code to be used at checkout for its value. These cards offer the unique and specials gift of art for your family and friends. Great for weddings, engagements, birthdays, anniversary, house warmings and more. Your loved ones can select a unique painting of their choice from artist Kanwar Singh's extraordinary collection of over 40 paintings. This truly inspiring gift will last a lifetime.

The creation of all Fine Art prints are overseen by the artist Kanwar Singh before shipping to ensure high quality and superb colours.

We offer FREE worldwide shipping on all orders over $100 Canadian dollars and free shipping on all orders inside Canada.  A flat rate shipping fee of $9.95 CAD is applied to orders under $100 CAD outside Canada.  

Paintings are shipped WORLDWIDE in a secure mailing tube with guaranteed safe delivery (frames are not included).  

Order Preparation Time

We require 1 week to prepare your order. This time is used to ensure your print meets our high quality standards. The Giclee fine art printing process we use offers the best colour accuracy for print reproduction and is considered the gold standard of the art print industry. 

For canvas orders, extra time may be required for the application and drying of the UV and scratch resistant coating which will greatly extend the life of the canvas. Most people prefer to frame canvas prints without glass and this provides the necessary protection for glass free framing.

If you require a RUSH delivery for a special occasion or event please email us after placing the order at contact@artofpunjab.com and we will do our very best to accommodate. 

We are confident in the quality of our high quality prints and your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed. If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, you may return it within 30 days of receiving the artwork for a full refund on the price of the item. Shipping charges are not refunded.

All prints must be returned to ArtofPunjab directly. Please email us at contact@artofpunjab.com prior to mailing a return to avoid additional duty charges.  Prints must be undamaged and in the original packaging.  If 30 days or more have passed since your purchase, we cannot offer you a refund or an exchange.

Upon receipt of the returned item we will process a refund and a credit will automatically be applied to your original method of payment. Any amounts refunded will not include the cost of shipping.

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The Story

“I will tell you, whenever men become so corrupt and wicked as to relinquish the path of equity and to abandon themselves to all kinds of excesses, then the Providence never fails to raise up a scourge like me to chastise a race so depraved; When the tyrants oppress their subjects to the limit, then God sends men like me on this earth to mete out his punishment to them.” – Banda Singh Bahadur

Banda Singh Bahadur was handed the mantle of leadership from Guru Gobind Singh Ji himself. Born into the Hindu faith as Lachhman Dev, he encountered the Guru at Nander and immediately declared “I am you Banda (slave).” Thus the Guru gave him the name Banda Singh Bahadur upon his initiation into the order of the Khalsa. Guru Gobind Singh charged Banda with the authority to ride to the Punjab and wage war against the despotic Mughal government and their numerous cronies. As proof of the authority now bestowed upon him, the Guru gave Banda the gift of his own sword, a green bow, and arrows from his own quiver, his battle standard and his war drum.

It was that Banda Singh Bahadur rode forth with a handful of Sikhs that would soon grow into a relentless army. He became the first of many great Khalsa generals and his daring exploits in a handful of years shaped the landscape of the Punjab for centuries to come. Banda Singh fought many large scale campaigns against heavy odds and led Sikh armies against the tyrannical Mughal government. He avenged the cruel murder of Guru Gobind Singh’s youngest sons Baba Zorawar and Fateh Singh by slaying Wazir Khan, the corrupt official who had ordered the deaths of the Sahebzadaya. Sarhind was brought to its knees and would never again rise to its former height.

Between 1710 and 1715, Banda Singh Bahadur ‘s constant onslaught against the Mughals wore away the resources of even that vast empire, so eroding it’s authority that its decline and disintegration came to fruition half a century later.

This painting by Kanwar Singh marks Banda Singh Bahadur’s final stand against a massive Mughal army at Gurdas Nangal. His will against the oppressor never faltered and even after torture and the slaying of his young son, he refused to convert to Islam. Banda Singh Bahadur was executed along with more than a thousand loyal Sikhs in Delhi.

Customer Testimonial  “We got the print and it is fantastic. I had no interest in the poster types really, I wanted a proper canvas painting representing who we are and when I saw your work that was it, no need to look elsewhere. It really captures everything and the fact that it is on canvas provides it with durability and authenticity. Thanks again.” – Navjeet M.