Madhubani

“Forest of Honey” Madhubani, is an art which is known to originate when King Janak commissioned artists to do paintings at the time of marriage of his daughter Sita to Lord Ram.

Madhubani is characteristic of bright colors, religious motifs, nature symbols, natural objects like the sun, the moon, flowers and religious plants like the Tulsi etc..

Madhubani paintings also portray scenes from the royal court and other celebrations like marriage, child birth and festivals etc..

This art work involves intricate designing and detailing but has remained confined to Mithila in Bihar.

While Madhubani is now done on cloth, paper and canvas, originally it was done in freshly plastered mud wall of huts.  Women use to pass this beautiful art from generation to generation in the Mithila region.