"Madhubani" styles

Madhubani art is a style of painting practiced in the Mithila region of India and Nepal. It was named after the Madhubani of Bihar, India, which is where it originated.

These paintings include flower (lotus, tree, bamboo, forest etc). The raw materials used for this painting are papers, satin cloth, fabric cloth, cotton, cloth etc.

Henna leaves, marigold, bougainvillea, cow dung, soot and rice powder or lime were eco-friendly materials from which artists extracted colours.

Madhubani paintings were done using colours extracted from nature. As a part of household activity, women prepared colours sourcing them from flowers, leaves and wild berries.

Madhubani paintings (also known as Mithila paintings) have been practised by the women of the region through the centuries and today it is considered as a living tradition of Mithila.

Traditionally this painting was crafeted using natural colour. All colours was extracted from plant leave, flowers, fruits and other parts of plants. 

The art is specially famous for the geometrical patterns that the artists imbibe in their work and naturality and uniqueness.

The flowers  in the painting represents prosperity, beauty, purity and fertility. It represents eternity, divinity and life.

The central theme the Madhubani paintings is the Hindu Gods and Goddesses. The main theme is supported by the traditional geometric patterns.

These paintings are known for representing ritual content for particular occasions, including festivals, religious rituals, etc.

Madhubani paintings use two-dimensional imagery, and the colors used are derived from plants. Ochre, Lampblack and Red are used for reddish-brown and black,