The crafts of Bihar are popular across the country. Of the many interesting crafts of Bihar, the Madhubani Paintings are most famous, which are mostly practiced in the region of Mithila. These paintings are painted during weddings and festivals as these are regarded as auspicious. These paintings mostly depict religious subjects like marriages of god and goddesses. Other crafts like bangles of Muzaffarpur are very famous. The Stone Work of Bihar is also a popular craft. Some beautiful exaples of stone images can be seen in cities like Gaya, Nalanda and Patna. Another craft in Bihar is Khatwa, which is an appliqué work of designing by cutting of one fabric and stitching the pieces to another fabric.