The Fish Trail Painting

Madhubani Painting,



Is it a bird? Is it a fish? It is, in fact, a prime example of the artistic excellence achieved by the Madhubani school of paintings native to Bihar, India. This artwork shows the reverence and preoccupation that this artistic tradition has for Nature. This painting's intertwined fish motif presented in calming colours makes it ideal for a library or a bar.

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A 2500-year-old folk art, the history of Madhubani paintings is said to date back to the time of Ramayana, when king Janaka asked an artist to capture his daughter Sita:s wedding to prince Rama.

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    The brush used for Madhubani paintings of Bihar was made of cotton, wrapped around a bamboo stick. The artists prepare the colors that are used for the paintings. Black color is made by adding soot to cow dung; yellow from combining turmeric (or pollen or lime) with the milk of banyan leaves; blue from indigo; red from the kusam flower juice or red sandalwood; green from the leaves of the wood apple tree; white from rice powder and orange from palasha flowers. There is no shading in the applicat...

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    Length: 33
    Width: 20.5
    Height: 3
    Type of Material:Handmade paper, Poster Colour
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