MADHUBANI WEDDING GIFT
Madhubani - Kohbar Ghar representing fertility and proliferation of life.
This Madhubani painting is inspired by Indian mythology. It ideal as wedding gift.
The Kohbar Ghar or the nuptial chamber is the room in which the painting has traditionally been done in the Maithil culture to bless a newlywed couple. The central theme of these Kohbar paintings is love and prosperity. Originally the paintings depicted an assembly of symbolic images of the lotus plant, the bamboo grove, fishes, birds and snakes in union. These images represented fertility and proliferation of life. There used to be a tradition that the newly married bride and groom would spend three nights in the kohbar ghar without cohabiting. On the fourth night they would consummate the marriage surrounded with the colourful painting.
Madhubani, which by one account means Forest of Honey, is a region in Mithila region of Nepal and the northern part (Madhubani district) of Bihar.The Madhubani paintings is an ancient style of painting that originates 2500 years ago. Following the age old methods of painting, artist, till date, mixes cow-dung and rock-salt glue to the paints. While cow dung is used for the shine it imparts to the colored patches, glue helps the paint to bind well with the special handmade paper used for these paintings.
Painting by Vidyanath Jha in the ancient Madhubani style on handmade paper with natural colors using pen nibs and brushes.