The Madhubani Painting is a Traditional Art. The Madhubani painting are also known as Mithila Painting has been done traditionally the women of villages around the present town of Madhubani and Darbhanga (the literal meaning of Madhubani is forests of honey) and other areas of Mithila. The painting was traditionally done on freshly plastered mud walls and floors of huts, but now they are also done on cloth, handmade paper and canvas. Madhubani paintings are made from the paste of powdered rice.
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 this is the reason for Madhubani painting being accorded the coveted Geographical Indication status.
Madhubani paintings used the colors those are derived from plants. It is also use two dimensional imagery. Ochre and lampblack are also used for reddish brown and black respectively. Madhubani paintings mostly depict the men, its association with nature and the scenes, deity from the ancient epics. Natural objects like the sun, the moon, and religious plants like tulsi are also widely painted, along with scenes from the royal court and social events like weddings.
Generally there is no space is left empty. The gaps are filled by paintings of flowers, animals, birds, and even geometric designs. This painting is, in fact, simplistic manifestation of the philosophical heights achieved by Indian civilization for the universal power of love, longing and peace.
Traditionally, painting was one of the skills that was passed down from generation to generation in the families of the Mithila Region, mainly by women.
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