Red Kobar - PrintASIAN ART MUSEUM
Artist: Amit Kumar
The Kohbar Ghar, or the nuptial chamber, is the room in which 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 paintings chatter about the ever-growing love between the couple.
The tradition was 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 colorful painting.
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