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1 Mithila Art Bihar, India Copyright © 2014 Amber Cerio, Katie Fitzsimmons, Sarah Lekki -Central Square School District Elementary Art Department

2 What is Mithila Art? Traditionally done by women of the Mithila region in Bihar, India Painted on the walls of their houses on freshly plastered mud walls and floors of huts but now they are also done on cloth, handmade paper and canvas. The women use two-dimensional imagery and the colors used are derived from plants. Images to tell stories of gods and goddesses – can include: fish and ponds, many different animals, birds, floral designs, cows, people Copyright © 2014 Amber Cerio, Katie Fitzsimmons, Sarah Lekki -Central Square School District Elementary Art Department

3 Where is Bihar, India? U.S.A Copyright © 2014 Amber Cerio, Katie Fitzsimmons, Sarah Lekki -Central Square School District Elementary Art Department

4 Mithila Art Institute The Mithila Art Institute (MAI) is a free two year art school in Madhubani, state of Bihar, India, training students in the traditions and practices of Mithila art, a thousand year old women's art form. Copyright © 2014 Amber Cerio, Katie Fitzsimmons, Sarah Lekki -Central Square School District Elementary Art Department

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6 Caste System A system of ranking people according to wealth, jobs, economic position, etc. In India it is called jāti People cannot switch groups or marry into a different class A comparison to this would be Kings and Queens Copyright © 2014 Amber Cerio, Katie Fitzsimmons, Sarah Lekki -Central Square School District Elementary Art Department

7 Cows Source of all life Sacred- live cow is the purest Do not eat them-beef Seen as polluting your body Dead cow seen as pollution ak0.pinimg.com/originals/95/3f/99/953f99f823e7b4f0 1725e4874ce433e2.jpg ak0.pinimg.com/originals/d2/be/ae/d2beae1e3891bc0 5d8c4aa7e236adcca.jpg Copyright © 2014 Amber Cerio, Katie Fitzsimmons, Sarah Lekki -Central Square School District Elementary Art Department

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9 https://shine.yahoo.com/work-money/giving-too-much-away-the- negotiating-dance html art/madhubani/goddess-durga-madhubani-painting.html Copyright © 2014 Amber Cerio, Katie Fitzsimmons, Sarah Lekki -Central Square School District Elementary Art Department

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12 Letters Hindu Alphabet Each letter represents a different symbol in Indian culture How does the symbol stand out? Copyright © 2014 Amber Cerio, Katie Fitzsimmons, Sarah Lekki -Central Square School District Elementary Art Department

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18 Sari/Dhoti Saris are worn by the women Dhoti are worn by the men What elements of art do we notice in the clothing? Copyright © 2014 Amber Cerio, Katie Fitzsimmons, Sarah Lekki -Central Square School District Elementary Art Department

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22 Rani Jha Changing Women 22”x 30” 2011 Copyright © 2014 Amber Cerio, Katie Fitzsimmons, Sarah Lekki -Central Square School District Elementary Art Department

23 ec0.pinimg.com/originals/b0/a9/b9/b0a9b9e d0bb723ea0af3d 0859.jpg https://plus.google.com/photos/ /albums/ ?banner =pwa#photos/ /albums/ ?banner=pwa Copyright © 2014 Amber Cerio, Katie Fitzsimmons, Sarah Lekki -Central Square School District Elementary Art Department

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