Bhibhakar needs your support

India’s finest Madhubani Artist 'Bhibhakar Jha' is selling the 8 best paintings of
his life, after getting hit by economic downfall.

Here is how you can support Bhibhakar Jha

Bhibakar was born in Bihar’s Jitwapur village and descended from a prominent family of Padma awardee. Attributed by all the adherence he puts in his paintings; he cherishes each one of them as his own child. However, COVID-19 pandemic has taken him and his community of 41 other artisans by surprise. The potential impact of the pandemic has profoundly obstructed his sell, which formerly were prospering with tourism and exhibitions.

Now, 'Ehesas' is volunteering to help him by presenting the world, India’s heritage handmade art form: Madhubani made affectionately by Bhibakar’s perseverance. You can buy any of his painting at a discounted price and extend your benevolence to him and his community of artisans.

Bhibhakar’s 8 Favourite Paintings

Due to tough times, he is putting them on SALE with the support of 'Ehesas'

Running Rabbit

Artist Speaks - The painting of The Running Rabbit signifies energy, pace and exuberance. Bhibhakar adds, " The running rabbit, in mythical times was considered as the pace setter for the other runners in the race. Someone who sacrifices their own performance for the good of the group. Rabbits make the race of life faster and more interesting by keeping the pace honest". Accompanied by the peacock and the tree of life, the painting brings a long, loving and a healthy life at any home where it is placed.

Size – 30 Inches / 22 Inches

Details - Hand painted on a durable handmade paper made with Khadi fibers and cow dung and mud mixture Packing information - The painting is shipped in a corrugated box wrapped in bubble paper. Shipped without the frame

Price - $ 445
Now - AED 1100
The Ancient Tattoo - The Evolution of Life

Artist Speaks - One of the most intricate and time consuming art piece, the painting represents the spiritual journey, starting from outside to the inner core, through layers of life. Bhibhakar says "Your mandala is your sacred circle, and it tells your story. Mandala - The tatoo painting acts as a form of art therapy can reduce anxiety, tension and overall stress.Focusing on the intricate details of the painting stimulates creativity and is a way to release emotional blockages. It is bound to capture anyone's attnetion if it is placed in the house or office.This painting was once bought by an IAS officer had in turn gifted it to the Hon'able Chief Minister of Bihar.

Size – 30 Inches / 22 Inches

Details - Hand painted with Nibs and sticks on a durable handmade paper made with Khadi fibers and cow dung and mud mixture Packing information - The painting is shipped in a corrugated box wrapped in bubble paper. Shipped without the frame

Price - $ 876
Now - AED 2200
The Black Elephant

Artist Speaks - One of the most symbolic and impact art piece. The Black Elephant is revered as a symbol of good luck, prosperity and abundance, destroyer of evil, remover of obstacles as well as strength, power, wisdom, memory and vitality. Bhibhakar says, "Welcome home the good luck by placing the Black Elephant painting at your front door. While placing the painting, ensure that they face inwards for positive results. This is one of my most admired art and has got me a lot of recognition and is one of my best as the black color used is made from charcoal.

Size - 30 Inches / 22 Inches

Details - Handpainted with Nibs and sticks on a durable handmade paper made with Khadi fibers and cow dung and mud mixture Packing information - The painting is shipped in a corrugated box wrapped in bubble paper. Shipped without the frame

Price - $ 377
Now - AED 1250
Machli - Symbol of Good Luck

Artist Speaks - 'The Machli' or the fish is the symbol of good luck and prosperity. The art piece also bares The Peacock and The Tree of Life which symbolizes love and a long life full of happiness. Bhibhakar adds "The Machli" or the fish painting represents abundance, luck, wealth and flow of new opportunities. One of my customer who had bought this painting from me came back to thank me as it had really made a positive change his life. My reply to him was that the beauty lies in the eyes of beholder and luck favors the brave".

Size - 30 Inches / 22 Inches

Details - Hand painted with Nibs and sticks on a durable handmade paper made with Khadi fibers and cow dung and mud mixture Packing information - The painting is shipped in a corrugated box wrapped in bubble paper. Shipped without the frame

Price - $ 472
Now - AED 115
Tree of Life

Artist Speaks - The Tree of Life symbol represents our personal development, uniqueness and individual beauty. Just as the branches of a tree strengthen and grow upwards to the sky, we too grow stronger, striving for greater knowledge, wisdom and new experiences as we move through life. The ancient symbol of the Tree has been found to represent physical and spiritual nourishment, transformation and liberation, union and fertility. They are seen as powerful symbols of growth and resurrection. This is a symbol of fertility and abundance.

Size - 22 Inches / 7.5 Inches

Details - Hand painted with Nibs and sticks on a durable handmade paper made with Khadi fibers and cow dung and mud mixture Packing information - The painting is shipped in a corrugated box wrapped in bubble paper. Shipped without the frame

Price - $ 155
Now - AED 350
Shiv & Parvati - Ardhanarishvara

Artist Speaks - The male half of Ardhanarishvara stands for Purusha and female half is PrakritiIt conveys that God is both Shiva and Parvati, "both male and female, both father and mother, both aloof and active, both fearsome and gentle, both destructive and constructive" and unifies all other dichotomies of the universe.The origin of the concept of Ardhanarishvara can be traced back to hermaphrodite figures in both the ancient Hindu and Greek cultures. The earliest images of Ardhanarishvara date back to the Kushan era, records of which exist from the first century CE. This is one of my most powerful painting and I am thankful to the almighty to have gifted me the skill to recreate this magical event.

Size - 30 Inches / 22 Inches

Details - Hand painted with Nibs and sticks on a durable handmade paper made with Khadi fibers and cow dung and mud mixture Packing information - The painting is shipped in a corrugated box wrapped in bubble paper. Shipped without the frame

Price - $ 370
Now - AED 1225
Ram Sita Wedding

Artist Speaks - This painting depicts the theme of Ram Sita Vivah ( Wedding ). It is believed that King Janak ordered his kingdom to decorate the town for the wedding of his daughter Sita. This event marks the origination Mithila art now commonly known as Madhubani paintings. Hence, the theme of Ram Sita Vivah is hugely popular among Madhubani artists. The painting also a symbol of a happy marriage. This is one of my most loved and painting.

Size - 30 Inches / 11 Inches ( Horizontal )

Details - Handpainted with Nibs and sticks on a durable handmade paper made with Khadi fibers and cow dung and mud mixture Packing information - The painting is shipped in a corrugated box wrapped in bubble paper. Shipped without the frame

Price - $ 175
Now - AED 385
Lady Plucking Flowers

Artist Speaks - A typical village scene in the age old times, the women of Mithla still follow the practice of making colors from flowers and use the same to make amazing Mithila paintings. This was my first painting when I started at the age of 12. The painting brings back memories of my mother from whom I had learned the art of making mithila painting.

Size - 12 Inches / 7.5 Inches

Details - Handpainted with Nibs and sticks on a durable handmade paper made with Khadi fibers and cow dung and mud mixture Packing information - The painting is shipped in a corrugated box wrapped in bubble paper. Shipped without the frame

Price - $ 175
Now - AED 385
Our Goal

60 paintings

We will support Bhibhakar and his group of artists to sell 60 paintings through our efforts

3 oxygen concentrators

We pledge to donate 1 oxygen concentrator to Jitwapur village for every 20 paintings sold.

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Working in corporate has not omitted my fondness for traditional art form. When I bought this painting, I was intrigued by the authenticity of the paintings. It is the exquisite amalgamation of traditional style and I adored it right away. Definitely going to recommend to my friends and family.

Sumita Soni
(Ajax, Ontario, Canada)

I am obsessed with ethnicity and fancy goods from local flee markets. Due to ongoing pandemic, I came across this website, and gave it a shot. I really am mesmerised with the genuineness of the paintings and loved their service. Thank you Ehsas!

Mini Manchanda
(San Diego, Florida)

Bought Madhubani painting from Ehesas. And I can tell you that Bhibhakar’s work is truly amazing! I felt so good and satisfied after buying one of his favourite piece of art, it’s beyond words!! I wish him all the love and success…

Rashid Bin Khumeni
(Dubai, UAE)

More About Madhubani Paintings!

The history of Madhubani paintings is said to date back, around 2,500 years old, to the time of Ramayana when King Janaka asked an artist to capture his daughter Sita’s wedding to Prince Rama. These paintings were usually created by women on walls and floors of homes during festivals, ceremonies, or special occasions. Having originated in the Mithila region in Bihar, this form of painting, also known as Mithila art, has been in practice in areas around Bihar and Nepal. Interestingly, Mithila or Madhubani paintings are done using fingers and twigs as well as matchsticks and pen nibs in the modern-day. Usually, bright colours are used in these paintings with an outline made from rice paste as its framework. Natural dyes are used for the paintings. This ancient art form has also been known to depict scenes of wedding rituals, religious rituals, and different cultural events such as festivals, from mythology like Ramayana.

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FAQ'S
Will this be a print or an original painting?
You will receive a original handmade painting exclusively made for you on handmade paper, shipped from the artist in Jitwapur directly.
How will my contribution benefit the artist?
Once we receive your order for the painting, we will send the money directly to the artist after which he will start working on your art piece. At Ehesas, we strongly stand by our principles of ethical sourcing. We do not bargain with the artisan to reduce his cost but strive to give him more and make him understand the worth of his art.
Who decides the price of the painting?
The price of the painting has been mutually decided between the artist and Ehesas.
How much does the artisan get out of the price of the painting?
The artist gets around 65 -75 % of the cost and we retain the rest to cover our marketing and shipping costs
When will I receive the painting?
Since all the paintings are bespoke and handmade, the artist will take around 10 to 15 days to complete your artwork. We will then courier the same within 24 - 48 hours after we receive the painting from the artist.
Does the painting come with the frame?
No, the painting will be shipped in a corrugated box roll wrapped in bubble paper to avoid any damage during the shipping process. The painting does not come with a frame.

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