The art of Madhubani painting requires skill and implies a certain technique.
This technique requires simple raw materials that are easily located in
villages such as bamboo sticks and cotton.
Firstly the cotton is wrapped around a bamboo stick to serve as a brush.
Then the brush is dipped in colors and applied on to the fabric. No shading
technique is used. The outline is done with double lines. The gaps
between the two lines are filled with cross or straight lines. Colors are not
used in linear paintings.
Vegetable colors are used making use of natural resources. For eg
•Black - By blending soot and cow dung
•Yellow - From turmeric, pollen, lime, milk of banyan
•Red - Kusam flower juice or red sandalwood
•Green - wood apple tree leaves
•Orange - Palasha flowers
Madhubani paintings are pretty and well recognized by their distinct style
of painting. Colorful and vivid in their description and get, the Madhubani art
form is well appreciated by one and all. Madhubani paintings add a dash of
vibrancy in the room and enhance its appeal when used as home décor
item. Madhubani painting is a traditional art symbolism, simplicity and
beauty. In the Madhubani painting, the treatment of color is beautifully
done. The themes of daily activities, nature, flora and fauna and
Hindu Gods are the most prominent.
Madhubani paintings are characterized by the vibrant and bold use of
colors and traditional geometric patterns that supports the main theme.
Some of the main attributes of all the Madhubani paintings double line
border, ornate floral patterns, abstract-like figures of deities and bulging
eyes and a jolting nose.