25/3-3 And then the walls echoed

Moving on next we have Madhubani, a tribal art from Bihar (Maithili Village) and West Bengal. Unlike Warli, this has a blast of colors. Its done using Bamboo sticks and all colors are made naturally. Also known as Maithili paintings, the central theme of them revolve around Hindu deities like Krishna, Rama, Lakshmi, Shiva, Durga and Saraswati.  “The traditional base of freshly plastered mud wall of huts has now been replaced by cloth, handmade paper and canvas.” [Culturalindia.net, 2017]img2017010411541x1

Then comes the Mithila Painting, also from Bihar. These paintings resemble Madhubani in many aspects.

“Women in the Mithila region of Bihar in north India have painted colorful auspicious images on the interior walls of their homes on the occasion of domestic rituals since at least the 14th century. This ancient tradition, especially elaborated for marriages, continues today.” [Mithilapaintings-eaf.org, 2017]

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References:

[1]Culturalindia.net. (2017). Madhubani Painting – Madhubani Paintings India, Madhubani Art, Madhubani Paintings Bihar. [online] Available at: http://www.culturalindia.net/indian-art/paintings/madhubani.html [Accessed 25 Jan. 2017].

[2] Mithilapaintings-eaf.org. (2017). Mithila Paintings – About Mithila Painting. [online] Available at: http://www.mithilapaintings-eaf.org/about_mithila_painting.html [Accessed 25 Jan. 2017].

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