Madhubani Art

Madhubani painting

Being one of the ancient art forms of India, Madhubani Art also known as Mithila Art is the art form traditionally practiced by the women of Mithila region of India and Nepal. The painting is traditionally done on freshly plastered mud walls and floor of huts using paste of powdered rice & colors derived from plants. Characterized by geometric patterns it has four different styles – Kachni, Bharni, Godna and Kohbar.  All of these styles mainly depict God & Goddess, Flora & Fauna of the region. This art form was hidden from the eyes of the world until an earthquake in 1930’s, which divulge broken houses with Madhubani paintings to the British. This art form received official recognition when artists like Sita Devi & Jagdamba Devi received Padma Shri award for their work in Madhubani paintings. To ensure that such a valuable art form is never forgotten government have open centers to teach more and more people about its valuable art form  i.e. Madhubani Art .


  1. really good to know about this…..our ancient history!!!!!

  2. making people aware of our art forms is good. Great work. Keep it up.

  3. Its always good to see post promoting indian art. Well done.

  4. Love to read this type of article ….

  5. Really great piece of Art. I had heard the name of Madhubani Painting but this article make me familiar with its great history and magnificent technique used to draw it. Ita really impressive and needs to be make popular as it adversely reflect our great piece of Indian Arr and Culture.

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