India is home to a rich cultural heritage and diverse expressions of art in many forms. There are many folk and tribal arts and crafts across the length and breadth of the country like Warli, Gond, Kalighat, Madhubani etc
Madhubani paintings from the Mithila region in Bihar is one of the most famous and popular folk art styles in India.
The shared history of Madhubani or Mithila paintings and the intuitive understanding of pictorial language is a constant within the diversity of the visual aesthetics that this tradition represents. The aesthetics and vibrancy of this artistic tradition has persevered in the independent voice that each Madhubani artist represents.
Earlier the artists found inspiration from flora and fauna and then depictions of the Hindu mythology including and over the years contemporary social themes and issues have also been weaved into the Madhubani paintings