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Madhubani Painting Workshop
October 8 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm| Rs. 1200
Description – Madhubani Painting Workshop
Age: 12 years and above Fees: 1200/- (inclusive of all materials)for registration and details contact: 8130780760 (Mrinmoy)About Madhubani: Madhubani is a style of Indian folk painting, practiced by the women of the Brahman, Dusadh and Kayastha communities in the Mithila region of Bihar, India. Madhubani, meaning Forest of Honey, (‘Madhu’-honey, ‘Ban’-forest or woods) is a region in the northern part of Bihar. A region that has a distinct regional identity and language that reportedly spans 2500 years. Various mythical tales and intimate relationship with flora and fauna gets reflected in the subject of the painting. Madhubani paintings can trace their origin to wall paintings mentioned in Hindu oral traditions where women of the household would paint the walls of their homes to celebrate occasions like birth, marriage, and religious rituals.It is locally believed that Madhubani painting tradition started when Raja Janak commissioned local artists to paint murals in his palace in preparations for the marriage of his daughter Sita to Lord Ram. The paintings were originally done on walls coated with mud and cow dung. The kohbar ghar or the nuptial chamber was the room in which the paintings were traditionally done. Originally the paintings depicted an assembly of symbolic images of the lotus plant, the bamboo grove, fishes, birds and snakes in union. These images represented fertility and proliferation of life. There used to be a tradition that the newly married bride and groom would spend three nights in the kohbar ghar without cohabiting. On the fourth night they would consummate the marriage surrounded with the colourful painting. The Mithila paintings were done only by women of the house, the village and the caste and only on occasion of marriages.