Gond painting is a famous folk art of the Gond tribal community of central India. These paintings are Intricate, painstakingly drawn patterns that detail each life form on the canvas.
Dots, dashes, and curved lines are common designs. Elements of nature detailed with repeating patterns are the most recognizable feature of Gondart.
Madhubani is traditionally made on walls and cow dung-washed hand papers, with modern times the medium of art shifted to canvas, and on rare occasions to cloth. Natural dye and colors are used in the creation of Madhubani artworks with geometrical figures and vibrant colors being key elements. Commonly depicted subjects in Madhubani paintings are Ardhanarishvara (depicted as half male and half female of the Hindu God Shiva, and His goddess Parvati – a unison of supreme powers), Mythological characters (Ram, Sita, etc), Festivals, Marriages, Sun and Moon.
Traditionally, the art form has been a woman’s preserve and is considered a key part of the education of Mithila women, culminating in the painting of the walls of the kohbar, or nuptial chamber on the occasion of a wedding. Kohbar is where the bride and groom consummate their marriage spends their first four nights, is the most vibrantly painted section of the house. The kohbar ghar paintings are based on mythological, folk themes and tantric symbolism, though the central theme is invariably love and fertility.