‘Madhu’ means honey and ‘bans’ is forest. Madhubani is hilly forest terrain in Bihar state in Eastern India . Traditionally artists from this area are engaged in the folk art.Madhubani art is inspired by the urge of Invocation of holy spirits, the divine power the God and their creation of blissful nature, flora and fauna, the animals, birds, fishes.
The paintings are normally depicted on mud walls during family events, ceremonies, marriages and also daily life. Bright colours depicting mythological scriptures, epics, legends make Madhubani a very attractive art form. [source:ethnicartofindia.com]
Little Dolls used in Navaratri Golu seen at a shop.
Golu is a festival where homes showcase their collection of dolls to visiting guests while filling the guests with sugary fatty sweets. See an example pic here.
African craftswomen from 5 countries Kenya, Ethiopia, South Africa, Uganda and Rwanda participated in the annual crafts bazaar at Dilli Haat, India. I was lucky to cover this event and capture these beautiful pieces of jewellery.
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