Also known as Mithila paintings, the Madhubani paintings originated in the Mithila region of Bihar and Jharkhand in India and are one of the many famous art form. These paintings were practised by the women of the villages on the walls of their homes and also on clothes. They use mixed vegetable dye and acrylic on paper to paint their imageries using their skill handed down over the generations, those that bespoke of their own thoughts, feelings and aspirations. Over time it became part of festivities and weddings. Translating the characters of Hindu deities like Krishna, Rama, Lakshmi, Shiva, Durga to sensuous figures with heightened features and bright prominent eyes, the Madhubani series became a work of simple yet lively, and colourful creations. The oft depicted complex geometrical patterns also find a place in the paintings that draws from the subjects of the myths, folklores and rituals and the heavenly bodies of the Sun and Moon often form the centre piece giving them a colourful dimension.