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Madhubani painting, 'Mithila Rising Sun' (India)

Hanging low in the sky as though resting in the branches of a tree, three bright orbs center this composition. Devendra Kumar Jha depicts the Indian deity Surya, god of the sun; his father is the sky god, Indra and his wife is Chaya, goddess of dawn. The artist creates an exquisite painting in the ancient Madhubani style, using natural colors on handmade paper. Originating in northern Bihar, Madhubani painting was once used to decorate the floors and walls of homes.er. Originating in northern Bihar, Madhubani painting was once used to decorate the floors and walls of homes. Life in harmony with nature is a popular theme for this art style. As each painting is an individual creation, each is unique. Colors and motifs may vary slightly from that pictured. read more