Madhubani is derived from the word Madhuban which, literally translated, means ‘forest of honey’. Madhubani or Mithila paintings are among the oldest art forms in India, famous for their vivid colours, striking symbolism and complex designs. Symbols such as peacocks, fish and trees are used to signify various attributes such as beauty, romanticism, prosperity, fertility, devotion and divine love. Madhubani art primarily incorporates themes from mythology, folklore and rural life. The Painting is done usually with fingers, twigs, brushes, nib-pens and matchsticks, using dyes and pigments produced naturally, and are characterized by attention-grabbing geometrical patterns. This Madhubani paintings and hand block printing is done on pure Tussar Silk fabric by the rural weavers of Bhagalpur, Bihar, which has made them one of the biggest weaving clusters for Tussar silk.
My wife fell in love with the color, the texture and the fragrance. She is amazed after receiving this beautiful Madhubani Saree!! The hand-painting done on the saree is magical. Looking forward to buy many more!!