Madhubani or Mithila painting is a style of painting that is practised in the Mithila region of Nepal and India. The painting is characterized by its eye-catching geometrical patterns. Mithila painting or Bhitti Chitra was discovered in 1934 when an earthquake hit Bihar. The British officer of the Madhubani district was William G Archer who then stumbled upon these paintings on the interior walls of the homes while examining the damage caused by earthquakes.

Rooftop brings together Madhubani Bookmark Workshop with Divya Khatri.

About The Artist

Divya Khatri is a textile designer by profession who is passionate about art and painting. The host introduced the artist of the day and mentioned the art form all the attendees will be learning for the day.

The Workshop Began

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Divya started explaining about the bookmark and how it is from Bihar and explained the primary colours that were used for Madhubani art. She started recreating one of her artworks which was a fish Madhubani design. She started painting the side of the bookmark with blue colour, orange, green and yellow. She concluded the bookmark sketch by creating waves with black colour and gave advice on different kinds of colors while working on the bookmark and pasted it with black chart paper.

Towards The End Of The Workshop

All the attendees showed their Madhubani artwork to Divya as she found it attractive, colourful, and artistic was pleased to see all the artworks and appreciated the participants.

The attendees were from different parts of the country. They also belonged to different age groups but their love for art brought them together on a single platform. The Rooftop Community, as always, was successful in connecting artists and curating a magical and positive vibe together. 

On this note, here’s us signing off until next time!
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