Maithil (Maithali) Paintaing

Maithil (Maithali) Paintaing

Grey rice paper w/ depiction of Krishna, parrots. Artist: Hira (means “diamond”)

Function: Women traditionally paint scenes on their houses. In effort to improve their economic conditions, women have been encouraged to paint these scenes on paper for sale to outsiders.

Details

  • Title : Maithil (Maithali) Paintaing
  • Artist : Hira-Adult Female
  • Classification : Paintings
  • Medium : Paper, paint
  • Dimension : English: [Overall]2' 4 3/4" x 1' 9 1/4" Metric: [Overall]73cm x 54 cm
  • Accession No : 1996.07.E.1
  • Country/ Geo-location : NEPAL/ Janakpur
  • Culture : Maithil (Maithali)
  • Museum : Museum of Anthropology – Wake Forest University