Monday, December 21, 2015

Madhubani/Mithila painting | Madhubani radha krishna with peacocks

Hi Peeps, as some of you may be aware that I am smitten by the madhubani bug ! :)
Yes the love affair continues with the second painting on Radha Krishna - the eternal lovers!
 Madhubani Painting is also known as Mithila Painting. Legend has it that King Janak of Mithila in Bihar commissioned artists to make paintings at the time of the wedding of his daughter Sita to Lord Rama. Madhubani Paintings are usually done on freshly plastered mud walls of homes in Mithila. Madhubani or Mithila paintings are one of the traditional paintings of India and are known for their bright colors and distinct style.

Traditionally Madhubani painting is done with fingers, twigs, brushes, nib-pens, and matchsticks, using natural dyes and pigments, and is typically based on mythological, folk themes and pastoral symbols or characterised by eye-catching patterns. The coloring is of two styles – Kachni (hatching) and Bharni (shading). Kachni uses delicate fine lines to fill the painting and not much color is used while Bharni uses solid colors to shade and fill the pictures. It uses black outlines filled with vibrant colors. A variety of inventive patterns are made with hatching and stippling added Prabat.

Even though this art is centuries old, it has preserved its original style and content in its native land of Mithila. Even now during birth and marriage ceremonies paintings are made on walls with different symbols like bamboo (lineage,) lotus, and fish. The designs announce the occasion of the celebration and solicit good fortune and divine blessings

The first Madhubani painting can be checked here

Some in the making pics:


  1. SO Beautiful ! Must have taken lot of time to paint all the tiny details !

  2. Beautiful. As with any painting, its best when you frame it. Do frame it.

  3. These painting are just Wow and seriously I have not seen any painting like this, Thank you so much for sharing this post with us. Keep posting and keep growing.

    madhubani painting


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