Manaku was one of an influential family of artists from Guler, also in the Punjab Hills, and the family worked at various courts in the region. The art of Guler style painting flourished in families with distinguishable styles and techniques, most significant amongst them. Paintings from Guler have great charm. Their color is pure and delicate and the collection of vibrant colourful prints inspired by the rich artistic heritage of India, printed on the natural cotton base.