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Preserving one of India’s ancient traditional arts: Madhubani

August 23, 2018

Originating from a small district in Bihar, Madhubani – an ancient art has become the embellishment of Indian Heritage. Nevertheless, the art has been a major benefactor for most women in India and it has helped save a lot of the natural resources.

The amusing fact about Madhubani is the extraction of colours from elements like leaves, petals, soot etc. It is a folklore art with intricate designs representing themes of reality – these designs include a lot of the geometric figures, and characters with long pointed noses, elongated eyes and the vibrant colours used in them are red, black, blue, green etc. therefore the richness of Madhubani in the unadorned fabric is brought about by the hand drawn extensive patterning. The fine lines to suit ones mood, the different shades to bring out the auspiciousness, the journey of the vintage period in style, along with a pair of the oxidised jewellery worn by one will be the one standing out unique and out of the crowd.

Dating back to 2500 years this art has proved to survive time with its association to the Ramayana period till the modern day vogue. Madhubani is majorly done by women, where the tradition is bequeathed to their younger generations and from painting them on the garments to the canvases, the art has acquired its prominence and popularity in distinctive ways.

The art has a close connection with the festivities like the Indian weddings, celebrations, rituals etc. An improvement in the diversification of products has played a significant role in retaining the cultural scenario of our nation. Today of all times, there are teachers and craftsmen who are being employed to imply, develop and pass on the art to a many upcoming generations.

Now that Madhubani has accomplished its eminence internationally, it is equally important to revive the art as it represents the face of the native. Many organizations have emerged in order to encourage the artists to produce more of these creations.

As one walks into Shrus Eternity, a place of exquisite collections for sarees; they can find some distinctive collections of the Madhubani sarees. Shrus Eternity has maintained its consistency of bringing out the best of designs for its customers thus being a constant support and motivation for its artisans.




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