Mithila Arts

Mithila Arts

Mithila, the place of Maithili speaking territory of Nepal (mid-east, now Janakpur in Nepal and some Indian places in Bihar) was a very highly educated country thousands of years ago. It was in the period of king Janak (father of Sita). The country was very rich in arts of its own type and style, which is later called “MITHILA ARTs”.

Done in primary colors of natural origin on hand – painted wall hangings, wooden stools, miniatures in paper and leaves, stone pottery, bamboo and leather goods, and applique work. Mithila’s most famous and fascinating indigenous art forms by far, are its Madhubani Paintings on paper and cloth, they narrate mythological and religious events.