This handcrafted fan made in Cane ( Bamboo ) is painted in the Madhubani style. This unique piece of art is confined to the region of Bihar, Bengal, Chattisgarh and Nepal. The Madubani style of painting is often characterized by complex geometrical patterns, these paintings are known for representing ritual content for particular occasions, including festivals, religious rituals, etc. The colors used in Madhubani paintings are usually derived from plants and other natural sources. These colors are often bright and pigments like lampblack and ochre are used to create black and brown respectively. Instead of contemporary brushes, objects like twigs, matchsticks and even fingers are used to create the paintings.