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Madhubani painting A_023

by Indian Artisan and Indian tribal

$60.00 / On Sale

Madhubani painting showing a riot of village activity - rice paste, soot and natural colours on hand-made paper.

Madhubani painting is a style of Indian painting, practiced in Bihar state, India, and the adjoining parts of Terai in Nepal. There are paintings for each occasion such as birth, marriage, and religious festivals. The origins of Madhubani painting are shrouded in antiquity and mythology.

Traditionally Madhubani painting was done by village women on freshly plastered mud walls and floors of huts. Madhubani painting has remained confined to a compact geographical area and the skills have been passed on through centuries, the content and the style have largely remained the same. Madhubani painting has been accorded the coveted GI (Geographical Indication) status.

Now Madhubani painting are also done on cloth, handmade paper and canvas. The paints are made from the paste of powdered rice with colours derived from plants, and natural ochre and lampblack (soot) are used for reddish brown and black respectively and tools include fingers, twigs, brushes, nib-pens, and matchsticks.

Only one available.
Measures 56cm x 19cm

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