Handicrafts Of Bihar

The state of Bihar is rich in its arts and crafts, which is quite evident from the fact that it is home to some of India’s first paintings, including the famous Madhubani paintings and the miniature paintings done on paper and leaves, wall decorations, patchwork, applique work and local handicrafts. Mithila, a region situated to the north of Bihar, is the place where the Madhubani paintings are believed to have originated. These paintings are Bihar’s most unique folk art, done on either paper or canvas by the women of Mithila. The Miniature paintings make use of leaves or paper and depict the lives of Buddha or Mahavira. They are sold to the pilgrims and tourists in Bodh Gaya and are quite popular. Bihar is also famous for stone pottery, white metal statuettes, bamboo artifacts, wooden toys and leather goods. Wood inlay is another ancient craft quite famous here. In this craft, the craftsmen use different wood and metal to create inlaid designs for table toys, wall plaque and trays. In north Bihar, a special grass called Sikki is found which when dyed in bright colours and woven with the natural grass makes excellent attractive baskets, boxes and figures.

Madhubani Painting

It is mainly practised in the Madhubani District of Bihar.​

Manjusha Painting

It is mainly practised in the Bhagalpur District of Bihar.​

Tikuli Painting

It is mainly practised in the Patna District of Bihar.​

Patna Kalam Painting

It is mainly practised in the Patna District of Bihar.​

Block Printing

It is mainly practised in the Nalanda District of Bihar.​

Bawan Buty

It is mainly practised in the Nalanda District of Bihar.​

Metal Craft

It is mainly practised in the Vaishali District of Bihar.​

Bamboo & Cane Craft

It is mainly practised in the Samastipur District of Bihar.​

Sikki Craft

It is mainly practised in the Madhubani District of Bihar.​

Papier Mache

It is mainly practised in the Patna District of Bihar.​

Pottery & Ceramics

It is mainly practised in the Darbhanga District of Bihar.​

Leather Craft

It is mainly practised in the Muzaffarpur District of Bihar.​

Stone Craft

It is mainly practised in the Gaya District of Bihar.​

Wood Craft

It is mainly practised in the Gaya District of Bihar.​

Lac Bangles

It is mainly practised in the Muzaffarpur District of Bihar.​

Sujani Craft

It is mainly practised in the Muzaffarpur District of Bihar.​

Applique & Kashida

It is mainly practised in the Aarah District of Bihar.​

Jute Craft

It is mainly practised in the Patna and Katihar District of Bihar.​

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