Madhubani Paintings are the Folk Art practiced in a village called "Mithila", the birth place of Sita in Bihar State. Mithila, the birthplace of Sita of the Ramayana, lies in the state of Bihar, bounded by the Himalayas in the north and the rivers Kosi, Ganga and Gandak in the east, south and west respectively. Over centuries, the people of Mithila have developed their own tradition of art, popularly known as Madhubani Painting, named after a district and a town in the region. What is unique about this tradition - which dates back to the 7th century A.D., and is prevalent even today. Madhubani Art was traditionally practiced only by women and they mastered it over the period of time.
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