THE LIVING ART "MITHILA PAINTING"

The indigenous art work of the Mithila painting can be seen in the wall of many households of the Mithila territory situated in the Southern Terai of Nepal. It's a traditional skill of Mithila women and painting roaming around their daily life such as god, goddesses, animals as well as during various festivals and occasions. During marriage a room called "Kohar" is painted where newly wed couple is kept.

The unique traditions depict the religious belief of "Ramayan" where many households decorate their house wall with this painting when they have especial celebration. Now the traditional skill manifests in many utilities products and decorative items, which is providing more employment opportunities for disadvantages women that helps to uplift the socio economic status of women (who does not have any other income opportunity).

Mahaguthi has been involved from the beginning to promote market of these products thus providing fair price, design support and other professional service to the Janakpur women.