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MY MADHUBANI PAINTINGS

Brahmin Style

Tattoo Style
Kshatriya Style

Centuries old, this art is done mainly by the females of the


family, and is a part of the daily ritual. It is believed that every
morning the gods come invisibly to the household to bless the
members of the family and to bring more prosperity. So this art
started as a daily welcome painting for the Gods by decorating
the outside of the house, the walls or the floor.
The walls and floors of the house were coated with cow dung and
mud paste. When it dried it gave a perfect dark background to
the bright paintings done with white rice paste. The diluted cow
dung is also a natural antiseptic which is why it is valued as a floor
and wall covering anyway - regardless of whether any one was
going to paint on it!
There are three types of Madhubani painting.

1.Brahmin Style

2.Tatoo Style

3.Kshatriya Style

I have painted one in each style using Indian ink with the help of
a nib pen.