Madhubani painting of Nag Nagin

Baua Devi

  • Date: 2005
  • Dimensions: H: 57.5 cm, W: 77.5 cm
  • Medium: Ink and watercolour on paper
  • Region: Mithila
  • Museum number: FAT.00056

Madhubani painting by Baua Devi depicting union of Nag and Nagin, the skane deities, a symbol of fertility often seen in Madhubani paintings.

Madhubani painting, also known as Maithili or Mithila painting, originated in the Madhubani district of Mithila, Northern Bihar. Traditionally, the paintings were drawn on the interior walls of village houses by Hindu women of the Brahmin and Kyshath castes. The paintings depict an array of symbolic meanings associated with the celebration of weddings and fertility rituals. The paintings also include the major gods and goddesses of the Hindu pantheon, in particular Sita, the wife of the god Ram, and a central figure of the Ramayana.

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