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Madhubani painting, 'The Herd' (India)

Splendid black elephants parade across a composition by Devendra Kumar Jha. Working freehand in the Madhubani style, he achieves stunning detail and symmetry in this beautiful folk art painting. The pachyderms all wear exquisite headgear and silks, as was the tradition in ancient India. Elephants are widely respected in India for their intelligence and are revered by many. Originating in northern Bihar, Madhubani painting was once used to decorate the floors and walevered by many. 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