more ads

Kamat's Potpourri

Women's Art in India

.
Kamat's PotpourriNew Contents
About the Kamats
Feedback
History of India
Women of India
Faces of India
Indian Mythologies
geographica indicaArts of India
Indian Music
Indian Culture
Indian Paintings
Dig Deep Browse by Tags
Site Map
Historical Timeline
Master Index
Research House of Pictures
Stamps of India
Picture Archive
Natives of India
Temples of India
Kamat Network
Blog Portal

Madhubani or Maithili Paintings

First Online: September 13, 2006
Page Last Updated: October 31, 2016

Mithila is region in North India in the Bihar state of present day. Princess Sita of Ramayana epic is believed to have hailed from this region, and the arts and culture of the region figure prominently in Indian classics.

The Mithila region is also home to a unique form of women's art that depict the characters of Hindu mythologies in the most innocent of the forms. The women use inexpensive hues and primitive techniques to produce stunning paintings rich in color, character, and expression. Collectively these paintings are known as Madhubani paintings or Maithili paintings.

Here are a few paintings from our collection

K.L. Kamat/Kamat's Potpourri
Krishna Teases a Maiden
Krishna Teases a Maiden
Detail from Madhubani folk painting

K.L. Kamat/Kamat's Potpourri
Ardha-Narishwara  Half Man, Half Woman
Ardha-Narishwara Half Man, Half Woman
Detail from Madhubani folk painting

K.L. Kamat/Kamat's Potpourri
A Madhubani Artist at Work
A Madhubani Artist at Work

See Also:

 

Women's Art in India
Women's Art 

Pictures
A Woman Artist at WorkA Madhubani Artist at WorkThe Portrait of Sun (Surya)
Painted Prayers of `Hase` on a WallRural Woman Painting the Hase Rangoli on WallRural Woman Creating a Painted Prayer
Woman Paints Wooden Table, Sondur Artist Kamalakshi with her Painting

Kamat's Potpourri Timeless Theater Arts Women's Art

Research Database

© 1996-2016 Kamat's Potpourri. All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without prior permission. Standard disclaimers apply

Merchandise and Link Suggestions

Top of Page