Ever Thought of Using Traditional Madhubani Paintings as Home Decor

Ever Thought of Using Traditional Madhubani Paintings as Home Decor

by Priti on October 9, 2013

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. :P 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?

Madhubani Paintings

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.

Sita Devi (National Award Winner for Madhubani)

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.

Subhadra Devi from Bihar (Selling Madhubani Artifacts)

Above two images via flickr

I can’t dare to have these…but I quite like these tiger masks. Roarrrrr….

Madhubani on Masks

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.

Sunanda Sahay (Madhubani Artist)

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.

A Girl Making Paintings on Wall

This is how the villagers used to decorate their mud walls with this so famous madhubani paintings.

Madhubani Painting on Mud Walls

Bihar Madhubani Artifacts

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.

This design is now used on all kind of objects as home decor in modern times. Lets take a tour to that…okay, I won’t charge anything for this…

Tea-coasters in Madhubani

Image Copyright: The Color Caravan

Art on Tea-coasters

Next time I invite my friends for tea/coffee, this is going to be my designer corner. A coffee table with traditional art. Looks inviting..isn’t it? So, are you joining me for the evening tea….?

Idea for Coffee Table with Madhubani Designs

Image via Craft Canvas

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– has written 249 posts on kwikdeko. She is a pro blogger from India and a self-confessed photographer. She also writes for renowned magazines. You can follow Priti on Twitter

{ 16 comments… Thoughts? Plz leave a reply: }

1 hema January 11, 2013 at 12:48 am

superb.love all the photos

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2 Priti January 11, 2013 at 3:33 pm

Thanks Hema, lovely having you here. Do subscribe us via email for weekly updates. :)

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3 shankar k lal January 24, 2013 at 3:38 pm

it gave me a good information for reseach work……..BHU,Varanasi

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4 Priti January 24, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Glad I was able to help you…have you checked my post on warli yet? http://www.kwikdeko.com/blog/warli-painting-art/ You can surely add this to your research work too. :)

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5 anum March 2, 2013 at 5:10 pm

Which paint medium do u use on pots

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6 soma anand March 7, 2013 at 4:38 pm

hi priti very nice posts. I am very fond of paintings and do them even beyond paper and canvas.so it was good to see them on your posts

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7 Priti March 7, 2013 at 11:08 pm

So good to hear that…do send the images of your awesome paintings to me…would love to share it with my blog readers.. :)

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8 pavanaanu March 20, 2013 at 8:57 pm

hi i am pavana frm chickmangalur .i liked ur glass paintings.

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9 pavanaanu March 20, 2013 at 8:59 pm

its amazing, i liked aaaaa lot.

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10 pasupathyrajan April 23, 2013 at 9:56 am

simply super! I am a lover of traditional paintings.I like Madubani paintings.

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11 Deepa June 9, 2013 at 11:38 pm

Hi priti,

first time here. What an amazing space you guys have! I blog with my friend Supriya at Aalayam and we too make an honest effort at showcasing india’s art forms and hence your blog caught my eye!

Lovely! will stop and browse through your other posts.

Check us out at http://aalayaminspiration.blogspot.com

~deepa

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12 Myriam Michalski July 24, 2013 at 2:36 am

I absolutely love your blogs ! Thank you so so much ! I am feeling energised, inspired and happy looking at all these vidéos, sticking images and the colours are filling my soul with joy ! Thank you for being you and doinf what u do ! More please ! Blessings. M

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13 prabhash kumar jha August 6, 2013 at 3:14 pm

Hi Priti ,
It is awsome collection we have ever seen.
you are doing great job by making Mithila famous in the world.

May God bless you !

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14 Priya August 14, 2013 at 1:09 pm

Wow.. such a beautiful collection of artifacts. Keep up the good work Priti!

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15 poornima September 18, 2013 at 2:06 pm

hi,
i love your work .can u pls tell me what are the costers made of? is it wood?? please reply.

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16 Priti September 19, 2013 at 12:00 am

Those are Medium-density fiberboard and painted with acrylic colors. Actually, these coasters are hand made by the Color Caravan. Thanks for liking it. :)

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