Training Center established by FDDI for ‘Madhubani Painting on Hard Goods’ inaugurated at Chouri village, Madhubani, Bihar
Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI), Patna had started a training center for Madhubani Painting on Hard Goods items on 18th September 2020 at Siswar village in the district of Madhubani, Bihar and has successfully completed the training of 50 artisans.
Due to the overwhelming response received at this training center, a new centre has been established at Chouri village in the district of Madhubani, Bihar. This training center was inaugurated on 1st April 2021.
At present, 50 participants are attending the training programme with full zeal & enthusiasm. The duration of this training programme is one month.
Mithila painting or Madhubani painting is a style of traditional painting practiced in the Mithila region of northern Bihar majorly done by the women of the region, though today men are also involved in this unique art.
This painting is done with a variety of tools, including fingers, twigs, brushes, nib-pens, and matchsticks and using natural dyes and pigments. These paintings are also well known for representation of ritual content in special occasions like festivals and religious rituals.
Through this training centre, an attempt is being made to train the participants to use leather as a value-added component to transform Madhubani Painting used on Hard goods items like flower pot, ladies bags, mobile stand, pen stand, photo frame, card holder, home decor products, etc.
Besides enhancing the skill, this will also help in making this unique art from this region global, reflecting the heritage by ensuring the confluence of leather with other sustainable material (eco-friendly) meeting the requirements of contemporary era. It will also provide a fillip to develop this beautiful art as a part of cottage industry.
During the training programme, as a part of motivational factor & encouraging participation, a tool kit specially designed for the artisans is given which includes pencil, eraser, sharpener, scale, colour set, brush set, green mat, and chart paper.
Other materials like insole sheets, adhesive (Rubber solution, latex, neoprene), synthetic materials etc., will also be provided to the participants.