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.