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This art form is defined by its rich use of color, creative
designs, motifs, and a combination of classical and folk
elements. Painters use natural colors that are vegetable and
mineral colors. The brushes used by these "Chitrakaras" are also indigenous
and are made from the hair of domestic animals. A bunch of
hair tied to the end of a bamboo stick makes the brush. This
beautiful art is now dying, although the government of
Orissa has tried to take steps to conserve this art form.
Native to the Mithila region of Bihar, Madhubani painting is
one of the most traditional forms of wall art. These paintings
were discovered by British colonist William G. Archer during a
survey of the "Madhubani Village" in 1934. Madhubani
paintings were originally painted on the inside of the wall by
the woman in the family.
Madhubani Painting
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