A classic of oriental origin

by Roopkatha Creations Private Limited April 25, 2017

Madhubani Art- a classic of oriental origin

Art is believed to be the reflection of human mind. Besides the aesthetic qualities an art form possesses, it also has potential to nurture the inner soul with its eternal appeal and beauty. Art is a sense that can be traced back to the times of inception of human civilizations. The cave paintings and the tribal arts found all over the world substantiates the antiquity of it. Hence, art can never be associated with the modern times only; it has existed throughout the times as long as the historical records can go back. India, with its diverse topography, has been home to many tribes since long.  Each of these tribes has contributed to the Indian art form in their own unique way. Madhubani art is undoubtedly one of them with its mass level acceptance across the globe.

The origination of the art 

The harsh tropical plateau region of the Indian subcontinent, popularly known as Chota Nagpur Plateau is the home to Madhubani Art. The state of Bihar has a village called Madhubani where this art form initially unleashed its extraordinary potential. Traditionally it was created by women belonging to the higher caste of this region. Earlier known as Mithila, this region is a well-demarcated place in term of art and culture. Sprouted as a form of wall-art, Madhubani art has adapted itself to the more sophisticated a durable ways of canvas painting and paper painting that sums up the modern incarnation of it. A paste of powdered rice and plant extracts are used for fabrication in Madhubani Art. Most of the colors are derived from the plants endemic to this region.

The illustrations

Fabricated in lively hues extracted from local plants, Madhubani art depicts two-dimensional images of people, nature, and stories entailing the age-old association between the two entities. Mention of deities, primeval epics, natural elements, scenes of the royal court, social events and gatherings connect this art form directly to the undercurrent of life. Practiced primarily by women and exercised regionally, this art form has survived to tell stories of the past to the modern times.

The styles

Madhubani art form is full of variety that makes it one of the finest. Bharni, Katchni. Tantrik, Godna and Kohbar are the types of this traditional art form. Traditionally the art was executed based on age-old caste system, but with the global acknowledgment of the art, the fine lines between the traditional caste hierarchies have been abolished.

The Roopkatha advantage

As an insistent patron of art and culture endemic to regions of India, Roopkatha has augmented their gamut with sarees depicting this cultural saga, Madhubani Art. With the vibrant colors, the original painting by the artists who has acquired the skills in ancestry and the superior weaving from the artisans, each Madhubani art saree has its story to demonstrate. Take your sense of styling beyond fashion and add a tinge of agelessness to it with a Madhubani Art saree.




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