What can be more prosaic than a t-shirt-pants look? And actually this is not something that I like to wear. But there are places and situations when one is preferably be dressed as casual as that. To somehow spice up such a casual look I chose t-shirts with an interesting print and add some interesting jewelry. My today's t-shirt is decorated with a print in Madhubani style.
Madhubani (or Mithila) is a style of Indo-Nepalese painting, practised in the Mithila region of Nepal and India. The women of the region had neither education nor formal training in painting. The skills have been passed on from mothers to daughters through centuries. In the process, there have been some changes and embellishments, but the content and the style have largely remained the same. These paintings have a naivety and simplicity which perhaps is their main attraction. They usually depict Hindu deities, scenes of daily life, local flora and fauna. Such figures as the one on my t-shirt are the most recognisable feature of this art form.
I have a few Indian Madhubani drawings and a wooden box painted in this style as well as several Nepalese Madhubani painted paper boxes. You can see there is difference in style between Indian and Nepalese paintings.
The necklace and earrings set is inspired by traditional jewelry. A unique, hand-made piece. Local artisans are very skilled and creative but many are struggling to make ends meet.
The bright embroidered detail of the cotton bag adds more colour and interest to the look. The bag is from Bangladesh, I bought it at the recent fair trade.
Madhubani print t-shirt - JuJu (Nepal), black pants - Bossini, silver necklace/earrings set - Nhuchche and Son Workshop (Nepal), cotton bag - from Bangladesh
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