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Madhubani (Forest of Honey) Painting, done traditionally by women of the Madhuban and Mithila region of Bihar in Eastern India. It is used to adorn outdoor walls during festivities, now this art has moved on to handmade paper and textiles. Handmade paper is painted with natural dyes made from flowers and other organic material. Fingers, twigs, matchsticks are used as paintbrushes. These paintings represent life that surrounds the people of this region. They depict largely their natural environment: animals, birds, trees that are essential to you their livelihood, since many are farmers. Many of these paintings also depict folk beliefs and religious images.