Marriage Floor Drawing - PrintASIAN ART MUSEUM
Artist: Bibha Das, daughter-in-law of the late great Mahasundari Devi and works in her mother-in-law's style.
the Kobar Ghar, or the nuptial chamber, is the room in which painting has traditionally been done in the Maithil culture to bless a newlywed couple. The dominant theme is pond life, with symbols representing love, prosperity, fertility and the proliferation of life. The bamboo tree represents the male sex and the ring of lotus is a symbol of the female sex. The Sun God and the Moon God shower their blessings on the newlyweds, while lovebirds in the painting chatter about the ever-growing love between the couple.
About the Mithila Institute: Founded in 2003 in Madhubani, Bihar, the center of the ancient Indian Mithila painting tradition, the Mithila Art Institute focuses on developing the aritstic skills of the next generation of Mithila painters. The Institute focuses on developing the talent of students regardless of their social or economic background and encourages them to explore their own experiences through their paintings.
- Digital print
- Small - 11 inches x 14 inches
- Large - 24 inches x 32 inches