This form of painting belongs to bihar . In earlier times these paintings were drawn on the mud walls of the houses .But now , the painters make use of paper , canvas and clothes . such kinds of paintings have symbolic touch to them as the syngs painted in this art have meanig behind .
Some of the symbols used are moon ,ring of lotus turtles and lots more . They are hand painted by village women with the colours extractedfrom locally grown plants .
Themes of maithili painting revolve around Hindu Dieties like Krishna , Rama , Lakshmi ,Shiva, Durga and Saraswati .
The Ardhnareshwar mahubani painting by one of the India's well known madhubani artist Vidhushini .
The Tree of Life madhubani painting in tatoo style by Jishi Devi .
In this Bird painting from Aporv , the artist has tried to depict the uniformity of life with just black colour ,the true artistic nature and fine artistary is reflected in this beautiful madhubani painting .
Thte Madhubani Owl painting by smt.Bauavdevi , an acclaimed traditional painter .
This particular painting by Rina Devi depicts 'peacocks' . The artist has made two peacocks with one head creating a singular object of attention on the canvas which is more cotemporary . But the use of virant colours and filled in spaces in geometric pattern around the Peacock motif are all in keeping with the traditions of Mithilai painting .
The Madhubani Bridal painting ,which has a great ascetic appeal by smt.Bauavdevi .
The bright Madhubani painting , with an earthen feel . This is a combiation of elegance of typical Madhubani fishes with a bold intricate backgroud . A definate attention catcher .