Madhubani Painting – Peacocks and Fish (monochrome) 560mm x 335mm


Original hand painted Madhubani art work from Bihar, North-East India. Naggar Valley‘s limited collection of Madhubani paintings have been sourced from unknown female artists who live in small villages and support their families with the sales of their paintings. As per tradition the painting is unsigned however its authenticity and charm is undeniable.

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This is an original hand drawn Madhubani art work from Bihar, North-East India.

It is painted on hand made paper using natural charcoal pigments and ink to create a beautiful monochrome design. The paper has been traditionally treated with buffalo dung giving an earthy warmth to the background. The image size is 560mm x 335mm.

This piece is currently unframed.  We offer a bespoke framing, service please ask for prices and suggestions to complement this artwork.


In Mithila art peacocks symbolise love and fish represent community and fertility. The images in this painting would have been a common theme for the kohbar ghar (nuptial chamber) where the paintings were created on the walls of family homes for the bride and groom during their four day ceremony.  Traditionally the newly weds would spend three nights in the kohbar ghar without cohabiting. On the fourth night they would consummate their marriage surrounded by these symbolic murals.

This stunning and meaningful piece would make the perfect wedding gift or anniversary present.


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