Art and Craft in Siwan
The people of Siwan district are highly fond of art and craft activities. There is heavy interest laid by district’s women over such activities. There are extremely high quality handlooms prepared by local people.The handlooms are mainly processed without use of any machinery and are available in all local markets of the region. High quality handlooms are even exported to other regions close to Siwan and even in regions across India.There are also beautiful handmade paintings crafted by people of Siwan, known as ‘Madhubani paintings’. These paintings symbolize a traditional Indian wedding. The villagers do not use any sort of brushes but simple bamboo sticks, which are stick with wads of cotton.Even the colors and dyes used in these paintings are prepared from vegetable dyes and are purely of natural origin. Traditionally, these paintings were outlined on mud walls of houses, but now things have transformed and they are created on canvas and paper.