Sita Devi lives in the village of Jitwarpur close to the Madhubani town. She is a member of the Mahapatra brahmin caste who paints in the colorful bharni style. In 1975 she received a Master Craftsman Award (the highest national award given to folk artists) from the President of India.
These Images are from the video Five Painters: The lives of five Mithila painters 1982. Co-directed by Raymond Owens, Ron Hess, and Cheryl Groff.Available from South Asia Film Program, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, 53706. tel: (608) 255-0533