Madhubani Art

Madhubani is a district of state Bihar of India and is currently the major export center of Madhubani Art or what some of you may call; Mithila Painting. It was named after the Mithila region of the district and initially was practiced only by the Maithil people. Mithila painting is a style of Indian painting, done using a variety of tools, including fingers, twigs, brushes, nib-pens, and matchsticks to draw designs or concepts using natural dyes and pigments. Traditionally people used to draw it on freshly plastered mud walls. It was just a house decorating thing back when people used to live in huts or mud houses, but now it is wall art practiced widely all around the world and especially among youths. Madhubani paintings mostly depict people and their association with nature and scenes and deities from the ancient epics. Paintings and concepts related to natural objects such as the sun, the moon, or some religious plant of India; Tulsi is popular amongst art collectors or art enthusiasts. The uniqueness of these are in these paintings generally, no space is left empty; the gaps are filled by paintings of flowers, animals, birds, and even geometric designs. Madhubani art has five distinctive styles: Bharni, Katchni, Tantrik, Godna, and Kohbar. Every style has its own story, history, methodology, and elegance. Today, Madhubani art has received worldwide attention.

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