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Mithila- Madhubani paintings Demands in Global Market


Today we will talk about “Art of Mithila- Madhubani paintings“.
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– Madhubani art is a style of painting practiced in the Mithila region of India and Nepal.
– It is named after the Madhubani district of Bihar, India, which is where it originated.
– Traditionally, painting was one of the skills that was passed down from generation to generation in the families of the Mithila Region, mainly by women .
– It is still practiced and kept alive in institutions spread across the Mithila region.
– Kalakriti in Darbhanga, Vaidehi in Benipatti in Madhubani district and Gram Vikas Parishad in Ranti are some of the major centres of Madhubani painting which have kept this ancient art form alive.
– Madhubani paintings were first created at Mithila, the birthplace of Hindu goddess Sita.
– When Sita and her husband Prince Rama were to be married, King Janak, father to Sita, asked for paintings to capture moments of the marriage.
– The paintings were traditionally done on freshly plastered mud walls and floors of huts, but now they are also done on cloth, handmade paper and canvas.
Madhubani paintings are made from the paste of powdered rice.
Madhubani painting has also received GI (Geographical Indication) status.
Madhubani art is famous for its diverse themes that capture the meaning of life and spirituality.
– India exports most of it’s Madhubani painting to United States, United Kingdom and Morocco and is the largest exporter of Madhubani painting in the World.
– Madhubani painting enjoys an international popularity, especially in countries like Japan, Germany, France and the USA.
– The Mithila Museum in Tokamachi, Japan, founded by a famous Madhubani art lover, Hashegawa exhibits around 1000 Madhubani paintings of various themes and styles.

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