OMG! This is one of my favorite post I’ve written and enjoyed discovering about this evergreen madhubani paintings. Hope you like the in trend ways of using it as home decor.
Yeah, It’s Possible to Make Madhubani Paintings on Your Favorite Things
One more post on traditional art and you will find me dancing and enjoying with tribal people in the villages. I am falling in love with this art of madhubani.
Let me start this post with some facts about bihar paintings and why is it also called so.
Shhh…am going to tell you the secret behind this traditional “madhubani paintings”. Have you heard about the term Khobar ghar ? Khobar ghar is nothing but the drawings of madhubani on walls where newly wed couples see each other in the first night. That’s quite romantic…any comments?
I remember, when I was a kid..I visited someone’s marriage ceremony in a village and I was told to draw this design on “kobar ghar” yes, my art was quite fine. Yay! I got
cash shagun for painting it on the walls. But damn! I didn’t know that the objects I was drawing were a symbols of sexual pleasure and procreation. ;) Why did they do this to me?
Anyways, now that I know it…I will
not draw it on khobar ghar
While i was searching something o the internet, I found this picture of Sita Devi, she is a national award winner artist of Madhubani paintings. Kudos to her for passing this traditional bihar madhubani to the generations.
Another old woman from bihar Subhadra Devi selling bihar artifacts in the market. I am sure they must be having fine knowledge on this very famous art of India.
Above two images via flickr
I can’t dare to have these…but I quite like these tiger masks. Roarrrrr….
I never knew, it’s going to be so much fun learning all creative home design ideas and wonderful paintings. Of all the traditional folk art of India though warli painting is my favorite but madhubanis just took my breath away.
There is so much of hidden talent in India. I am trying to explore them all one by one and share it with you all. And yes, I promise you all I am not going to share it as it is but in a totally different style one can use it.
Image via flickr
A girl drawing madhubani on mud walls of her home. Said to have originated from Bihar ages ago, this art is now in full on trend.
This is how the villagers used to decorate their mud walls with this so famous madhubani paintings.
Image via flickr
All Possible Things that Can be Made in The modern World with Bihar Madhubani
Though bihar madhubani painting is said to have originated since the time of the Ramayana, it has taken a 360 degree change in the modern world. No more mud wall required for using this traditional art form of India.
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Image via Craft Canvas