Welcome to the website of the Ethnic Arts Foundation (EAF), a nonprofit 501(c)3 all volunteer organization.  Founded in 1980 with the mission to encourage and support Mithila art- a centuries old women’s art form in the Mithila region of India bordering Nepal – the EAF is celebrating its 37th year (2017) with a new web site.

This is also the 14th year  of the Mithila Art Institute (MAI) in Madhubani, India. Founded by the EAF, this free 2-year art school trains new generations of artists in the traditions of Mithila art.  If you like the art, if you feel that cross cultural understanding and appreciation are more important than ever, we ask that you consider a contribution for the Mithila Art Institute.  Click on the Donate button and your tax deductible donation will help the Institute preserve this indigenous art tradition.

Awagami paper supports Mithila Art Institute    


Recent Posts

One Hundred and More Stories in Madhubani / Mithila

On March 21, 2017  David Szanton, President of the Ethnic Arts Foundation, received the following email from  Prof. Coralynn Davis at the end of her few months stay in the Madhubani area collecting folktales and stories of women’s lives that will eventually become a public archive.  The project is ambitious, exciting and important so with … Continue reading One Hundred and More Stories in Madhubani / Mithila

More Posts