Mithila or Madhubani Painting of a Wedding
This Mithila painting shows a man greeting three women bearing gifts.
I confess to be speculating that it's wedding! There is certainly a joyful sense to the scene, one women is bringing a gift of a bird on her outstretched hand.
The skin colours are in a lovely rich brown, the clothes are in soft pinks & blues, made with natural dyes from plants and minerals. The man wears fine yellow trousers.
Bells and flowers are hanging from a fluted canopy.
Dimensions: 75 x 50cm.