Good morning friends! Here is my 2nd mandala for #11daysofmandalas challenge!
As the brief was to pick up the elements from ancient culture and to include in the mandala, I have recreated this fish design from the famous Ancient Indian Art form- Madhubani Painting.
Some facts on Madhubani art👇
#Madhubanipainting, which is also known as Mithila paintings, derived its name from Sanskrit words ‘Madhu’ and ‘Ban’. The word ‘Madhu’ means honey in Sanskrit and ‘Ban’ means forest. It is one such form of Indian traditional paintings that have stood the test time. This form of painting originated in Nepal and northern Bihar; however, the exact time of its origin cannot be determined. One story regarding its origin states that when Lord Ram and Goddess Sita were to get married, at that time King Janak of Mithila, who was Sita’s father, ordered that his kingdom be decorated. Women painted various motifs on walls of their home and hence originated ancient Mithila art.
Traditionally, this form of painting was used to adorn walls of homes. Mostly women used to create these artworks. They took inspiration from nature and mythology and painted pictures depicting Gods and Goddess, different flora and faunas, birds and celestial bodies like the sun, moon and stars. Usually, bright and vibrant colors were used in such paintings. The colors that were used were natural colors and were prepared by the artists!
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