Elephant Face Madhubani Painting
₹699.00 – ₹1,899.00
(Inclusive of all taxes)
A home décor, not just to amp up the beauty of your living room but also add up a historical anecdote with utmost simplicity and elegance.
Theme: Elephant Face
Print on Archival Paper
Frame Color: Black
Dimensions: 22 x 11 inch
Add historical value to your home with this beautiful Madhubani painting!
India has an enormous diversity of cultures which is evident from different artforms from different regions. Madhubani paintings or Mithila paintings got its name from its geographic origin in Norther Bihar especially in the Mithila region. This unique style was traditionally used by women to paint the walls and floors of their huts to seek blessings from the divine power, celebrate occasions like religious festivals, marriages, births etc. the paintings done on walls are called ‘Bhitti chitra’ and the ones done on the floor are called ‘Aripana’. It is a decorative artform drawn using intricate geometrical patterns and lots of colours.
It is said that the Madhubani paintings existed from Ramayana period. The exact source of its origin is unknown but it is believed that in the Treta Yug, when King Janaka was the ruler of Mithila, he ordered to paint the walls of his kingdom on the occasion of the marriage of his daughter Sita to Lord Rama. The entire wedding ceremony is believed to be painted in the form of Madhubani paintings by the artists during that time.
These paintings have different styles and designs accordingly. (i)Bharni– Bharni means filling. In this style the outlines of images are drawn in bold and dark with black. The images are filled with bright colours like red, yellow, orange etc. (ii) Kachni– Kachni means line art. In this style, elaborate line paintings are made. The images are filled with closely drawn parallel lines or small dots. The thickness of the line depends on the design. Mainly black and vermillion colours are used. (iii)Godhana- Godhana means tattoo. In this style repeated images are arranged in parallel lines, concentric circles or rectangles to form various patterns.
Materials and Colours–
In the past, the paintings were done on walls prepared by applying mud and cow dung, but now they are also made on handmade paper. Paper is made by mixing cow dung, neem juice and Multani mitti which gives the paper a slight yellow appearance resembling mud wall. It enhances the durability of the painting by protecting them from termites and insects. Before starting the painting, women usually do a prayer to the deities so that their favour accompanies them in their objectives or rituals. For its elaboration, the cotton wrapped on a bamboo stick is used as a brush. The colours that are applied are prepared manually by the artists. Some of the natural sources are: black by mixing soot with cow dung; yellow with turmeric; white with rice powder, green from the leaves of woodapple tree, blue from indigo or aparajita flower, red from kusum flower or red sandalwood and orange from palash flower.
Another reason to buy
Such an ancient artform, where the paintings are thoughtfully made according to the occasions, where every material for the artwork is organic gives perfect justice to the culture of that region also the culture of our country!
Having such colourful paintings at your place will definitely make it as well as your life fresh, colourful and culturally rich!
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