Madhubani paintings originated in the village of Maithili in Bihar. These paintings were originally done by Maithili women within their homes, to decorate and beautify their surroundings. The paintings’ subjects expressed the hopes and aspirations of these women and captured everyday mythology that they were exposed to. Madhuban means the honey forest when translated literally. It evokes rich images of the sweetness and fullness of nature. It is said that King Janak ordered his city to be decorated with these paintings to welcome Lord Ram as a bridegroom for Sita. As a result, Madhubani painting became a part of celebration rituals of marriage. Today they are also associated with birth, Holi, Surya Shasti, Kali Puja and many more festivals.
The vibrancy and intricate beauty of the art form ensured that eventually it broke the bounds of tradition and began to be appreciated for its own sake across the country. Originally painted on adobe walls, the art is now executed across many mediums such as canvas, fabric and handmade paper. Three dimensional forms in home-ground vegetable colors people teeming Madhubani canvases. Black made of soot and cow-dung, red from the kusum flower, ochre from turmeric, blue from indigo, green from leaves of wood apple, orange from palash and white from rice flour. Fingers, twigs, matches and cotton wrapped on bamboo sticks serve as brushes. Delicately outlines in black and profusely filled with color and pattern Madhubani paintings seem to come alive within the canvas. Today this beautiful art form has developed a very large fan following with artists learning it and many homes adorned with its canvases.
Medium: Acrylic on handmade paper Size: 22x 30 inches Colour: Grey and yellow Shipping Time: 7 to 10 days This striking Madhubani painting captures Purusha and Prikriti, Shiva and Shakti the male and female energies of God manifested in one form. It symbolises the inseparability and balance of the male and female principle within the divine form. Within it lies...
Medium: Acrylic on handmade paper Size: 7.5x22 inches Colour: Multicolour. Shipping Time: 7 to 10 days Capturing the interconnectedness of life, this pretty Madhubani painting frames an ornamented elephant, birds and blossoms all seemingly one with each other, coming together in a harmonious composition.
Medium: Acrylic on handmade paper Size: 22x 30 inches Colour: Multicolour Shipping Details : Unframed, ships within 7 to 10 days The God of auspicious beginnings, Ganesha gazes out from this lovely Madhubani painting. He holds his favorite sweet, a laddu in his trunk offering a picture of prosperity and sweetness to whichever home he resides in.
Medium: Acrylic on handmade paper Size: 19.5x14.2 inches Colour: Multicolour Shipping Details : Unframed, ships within 7 to 10 days Pawan Putra Hanuman, is about to take flight with Govardhan Parvat in this beautiful painting. The mighty monkey god was carrying a mountain in order to rescue Lord Rama’s brother Lord Lakshman. With it’s intricate detailing and vivid red background,...
Medium: Acrylic on handmade paper Size: 19.5x14.2 inches Colour: Multicolour Shipping Details : Unframed, ships within 7 to 10 days Kali, this warrior goddess is portrayed here in all her fierce beauty. Unlike typical iconography the canvas depicts a close portrait of her face, blue skin aglow, tongue out and forehead ablaze with light. A sumptuous portrayal of the goddess’s...
Medium: Acrylic on handmade paper Size: 22x 30 inches Colour: Multicolour Shipping Details : Unframed, ships within 7 to 10 days Showing a myriadly-hued, almost psychedelic Rani fish, this lovely Madhubani canvas will as a touch of exotic colour and vibrancy to your home.