Calendar Pages -- February 2016 Collectors Corner - Madhubani Paintings on Cloth
February 13th, 2016
February 2016 Collectors Corner - Madhubani Paintings on Cloth
Presented by Anita Bose - Saturday, 13 February 2016 -
Madhubani Paintings on Cloth
Madhubani is a folk painting style from eastern India. Its name translates as ‘Forest Honey’, Madhu being honey and ban forest. This style of painting can be traced back to the time of the ancient Ramayana, when King Janaka asked to have the kingdom decorated for the wedding of his daughter Princess Sita to Lord Rama. The paintings generally depict nature, Hindu deities and various life events such as birth and marriage. They can be used to decorate walls, doors, saris, glass and handmade paper using very fine brushes and vibrant colors.
Anita Bose, an accomplished artist from India who now lives in Bangkok, will discuss the origins of Madhubani art and demonstrate this traditional art form. Persons attending the presentation will have the opportunity to try this art technique to create a Madhubani greeting card. All supplies will be provided.
Venue: William Warren Library, 4th floor loft
The Henry B. Thompson Office Building
6 Soi Kasemsan 2, off Rama I Rd.
Time: 10:00 am