Madhubani painting is an art taken up by the women of Madhubani, in Bihar, an Indian state. Originally, the painting was done on freshly plastered mud walls of village huts, but now, it has evolved and extended to paintings on cloth, canvas and even hand-made paper.
The colors used for paints are natural, derived from various plants. The style of Madhubani paintings is uniquely 3-dimensional, giving a very realistic look to it. One more special feature is that this kind of painting tries to fill all the gaps in the canvas or any other surface with colors, designs and motifs.
The product featured here is a papier mache sculpture, originally used as a kind of tray by tribals in Bihar. This beautiful sculpture shows the Hindu Sun God, Surya, shining in all His splendor. The piece is intricately decorated with small designs, in a riot of colors, giving it a quaint Madhubani painting type of look.