Madhubani painting 

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  • July 23, 2020
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Madhubani painting 

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains I – Art and Culture; Paintings 

Key pointers and features: 

  • Madhubani literally means “forests of honey”. It is a traditional Indian painting. 
  • Madhubani belongs to Mithila region in the areas of Indo-Nepal border across Bihar. 
  • Madhubani paintings include both mythology and natural objects like sun, moon, plants etc. Mostly done by women. 
  • In Madhubani paintings, a cotton wrapped around bamboo stick is used as brush. 
  • In Madhubani paintings, the work is done on freshly plastered mud walls. Now a days, for commercial purposes, it is done on cloth and paper also. 
  • In Madhubani, different colours are obtained in different ways. For e.g. black from mixture of soot and cow dung, white from mixture of rice powder etc. 
  • It has got GI tag. 

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