Thursday, 23 June 2011
Painting collection at Museum.
You can see A collection of Mihila Paintings at the Bihar govt Institute of industrialDesign digha Patna and at in museum Darbhanga. President of India gave an award to Mrs Jagdamba Devi of Village Jitbarpur near Madhubani. Beside her, two other painters, Mrs Sita Devi and Mrs Mahasundari Devi were also given national awards in this field.In 2011, Shri Mahasundari Devi was again awarded, this time Padma Shri by the government of India.
A collection of some samples of Mithila's domestic arts may be seen in the Chandradhari Museum, Darbhanga. W.G. Archer has also a collection of Mithila paintings and so has Upendra Maharathi, the artist, under whose supervision a collection of Bihar's folk art and craft has been built up at the Bihar Government Institute of Industrial Design, Digha, Patna.
Traditionally, painting was one of the skills that was passed down from generation to generation in the families of the Mithila Region, mainly by women. The painting was usually done on walls during festivals, religious events, and other milestones of the life-cycle such as birth, Upanayanam (sacred thread ceremony), and marriage.it is one of the best craft work
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