Madhubani Paper Mache Art of Bihar
"The proud mother of this craft is ""Subhadra Devi"", a living legend. She has been in this profession since the age of 15 and was honored in this profession with a state award in 1980 and a national award in 1992. It was originally made of clay but because the clay is very thin and fragile, so on DCH's advice, Subhadra Devi started making it out of paper clay. Initially, they made decorative objects that were very colorful, ecological, and unbreakable and used to make traditional motifs such as Kohbar and elephants. Utility items are useful for household purposes and because they are eco-friendly in nature, they are very safe to use as containers for food grains."