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Aipan art is a traditional and ritualistic folk art originating from Kumaon in the Indian Himalayas. Specially done by Kumaoni womens during special occasions, household ceremonies and rituals like Ganesh Chaturthi, Makara Sankranthi, Kark Sankranthi, Weddings, Shivaratri and Laxmi puja. Art is known for its specialty in that it is done on empty walls, which are brick red in color, called Geru. Over that background white paste is used that is made up of rice flour. Art is believed to be the symbol of fortune and fertility. The Aipan art is passed down through multiple generations from mothers to their…

Madhubani is a folk painting done by hands, twigs pen nibs and matchsticks with natural colors and dyes. This art has its roots in the Mithila region, hence it is also known as Mithila art. Traditionally done by women in the villages of Bihar, the designs and aesthetics of Madhubani paintings have long been an inspiration for many fabric designs.

It is believed that this art form was originated during the times of Ramayana when Raja Janak, father of Sita called artists to capture the wedding of Lord Ram and Sita in the form of Madhubani paintings.

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