Trishna Singh Bhandari, founder of Mithila House, claims that most Nepalis have a very narrow idea of Mithila art. According to Singh, people often think Mithila art is just wall art and paintings with side-turned faces when it’s actually so much more than that. It was to bring about a shift in that mindset that Singh founded Mithila House. She wanted to promote this exquisite, traditional form of art in all its glory.
“I realized that most people in Kathmandu and even other parts of Nepal don’t know much about Mithila art or appreciate it for what it is and wanted to change that,” says Bhandari who is originally from Mahottari. Thus, developing a platform that would propel this form of ancient art into mainstream attention became crucial.
KATHMANDU, April 9: The Permanent Mission of Nepal to the United Nations based in New York and the Mithila Festival in the United States jointly organized an exhibition entitled ‘Art for SDGs: the Mithila Heritage’ at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on Tuesday.