A number of living creatures are nicely depicted in this beautiful Madhubani painting. The painting shows the symbiotic relationship between different animals, how one is dependent on other. The painting also shows the peaceful co-existence of various species. Madhubani painting, also known as Mithila Art as this genre is centred around Mithila region of Bihar, is marked by line drawings filled in by bright colours and contrasts or patterns. Though traditionally done by the women folk of the region, nowadays men are also involved in the process. These are basically tribal art which are marked by the application of strong earthly colours. Madhubani paintings are done with mineral pigments prepared by the artists. The work is done on freshly plastered or a mud wall. But nowadays, to meet the growing commercial demand, such paintings are also done on paper, cloth and canvas.