Madhubani paintings refers to
a Paintings made from the paste of powdered rice
b A hand-painted cotton textile in South India
c A handmade drawing on bamboo handicrafts in North-East India
d None of the above
Madhubani painting/Mithila painting
· It was traditionally created by the women of various communities in Mithila region of India and Nepal.
· It is originated from Madhubani district of Mithila region of Bihar, and , it is popularly called Mithila painting or Madhubani painting
· Painting is done with fingers, twigs, brushes, nib-pens, and matchsticks, using natural dyes and pigments, and is characterised by eye-catching geometrical patterns.
· There is ritual content for particular occasions, such as birth or marriage, and festivals, such as Holi, Surya Shasti, Kali Puja, Upanayana, Durga Puja.
· Madhubani paintings are made from the paste of powdered rice.
· Madhubani paintings mostly depict the men & its association with nature and the scenes & deity from the ancient epics.
· Natural objects like the sun, the moon, and religious plants like tulsi are also widely painted, along with scenes from the royal court and social events like weddings.
· Generally no space is left empty; the gaps are filled by paintings of flowers, animals, birds, and even geometric designs
· Madhubani art has five distinctive styles, namely, Bharni, Katchni, Tantrik, godna and kohbar.