Bihar Madhubani artist's handpainted masks go viral. People rush to buy his work
Amid the ongoing pandemic, several people's livelihood has been affected majorly, especially the local artists. But some are trying to help these talented workers earn their share of fame and money. Something similar happened with a Madhubani artist from Bihar, whose pictures of beautifully handpainted masks have gone viral on social media.
Remant Kumar Mishra was struggling to make ends meet because of the Covid-19 crisis. The award-winning artist started to make masks as it was the need of the hour. However, he didn't have many buyers. So, when the news went viral on social media, people rushed to help him out by buying his masks and they were loved immensely.
Writer and activist Advaita Kala tweeted about Mishra's work and even shared his number with netizens so that they could buy the beautiful masks. She revealed that Mishra was ready to sell each mask for Rs 50 and send it across through courier. The mask consists of three layers of cotton clothing and original, hand-painted Madhubani prints.
From a friend..— अद्वैता काला #StayHome (@AdvaitaKala) July 5, 2020
Dear Friends ....A poor Madhubani painter in Bihar ....reached out for help ...he said that he can send these masks by courier ....each three layered cotton mask costs ₹50/-.
He can be contacted at 9899429912 - Raman Kumar Mishra.... Pls share & support pic.twitter.com/xZZyY9Ifkc
The response was so overwhelming that Mishra had to talk to almost 300 people in one day. He was flooded with messages and calls and became so busy that he didn't have time to answer any calls. The response was so overwhelming that Mishra had to talk to almost 300 people in one day. He was flooded with messages and calls and became so busy that he didn't have time to answer any calls. People were concerned and wrote, "The guy is not responding to messages and calls...How to order without communication? (sic)." But Mishra explained his situation and promised that he would soon complete all orders.