Madhubani or Maithili Paintings
First Online: September 13, 2006
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
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