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Women Drawing Water



Household rituals and daily chores of the womenfolk of Madhubani had given rise to this folk art painting. In this painting, executed on handmade paper, a group of women are seen drawing water from the village well. The very theme of the painting indicates the domestic origin of this famous art form. In rural India, women have to go all the distance to the community well, at times walking for miles, to get water. Apart from being a necessary activity, this exclusive feminine time also happens to be their only leisure. Away from the confines of the four walls of their homes, they are free, at least for some time, to have their own exclusive time.



The typical expressions of joy and feminine observation have been articulated through the details and colors of this painting. Earthen shades of red, yellow, orange, brown and black brighten the bedecked figures in profile. Humble wares of the feminine world like the pots and pitchers have been drawn in detail. Auspicious symbols like the Swastika are seen etched on the pitchers. A single tree gives shade and shelter to

the rural beauties. Conventional use of the double border has been made along with simple geometric patterns. This exquisite painting is a celebration of womanhood.


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