Madhubani art is one of the famous art forms that originated from a village called Mithila in Bihar. Since ancient times, these paintings have been a part of festivities and special events like weddings; initially practiced by women, it is passed on to their daughters since generations to spread good luck.
This painting is characterized by eye catching geometrical patterns depicting pictures of nature and mythology for occasions like marriage, birth and other festivals; painted in bright shades with colors derived from natural sources like turmeric, pollen, pigments, indigo, sandalwood, leaves and flowers of various trees. One of the highlighting features is that this painting represents the Dusadhs caste system as the entire background is filled with splendid motifs of flora and fauna.
The vibrant peacock that stands on this wondrously entangled tree with its long yellow feathers that fall down in ease, represents divine love, romance, knowledge and prosperity. The awe-struck eye pattern on the feathers is symbolic of saving people from negativity. This elegant black elephant painted with green flower motifs symbolizes power and strength.
Made using powdered rice-paste, fingers, nib pens, brushes, matchsticks and twigs, the ethnic royalty of this master craft is one of a kind. Tree of life holds a great significance in Feng Shui as it is linked to divinity and attaining knowledge and spirituality. This painting depicts a beautiful interplay of color palette in its most traditional and elegant charms.