Manjusha art is made on a board which is of sanay wood and sola. Manjusha Art is made on 4 corners, but some special types of Manjusha are quite different that of 4 corner Manjusha Art, in these Manjusha is 6 corners and beside 4 stakes, 8 stakes give support to stand. In special type of Manjusha, Many different types of designs are used to make it beautiful. Either normal or special, Manjusha is made on board depicting story of Bala-Bihula in fantastic way with colors full of life, in which they also include plants of Champa and snake near leaves, five Vishahri Sisters, Merchant Chandradhar, Bala Lakhendra, Crocodile – symbol of Ganga, Moon, Sun etc. which are mainly important.
Manjusha art is an ancient folk art of ANG PRADESH. Ang Pradesh is currently the Bhagalpur city of Bihar. Few Malakar families have done this art earlier. This art has been prevalent in Bhagalpur for a long time. Manjusha Art came to the forefront between 1931-48.
In this period during the British rule, an ICS officer W.G. Archer and his wife started finding out more about Manjusha art. He fell in love with the art form. W.G.Archer put a collection together of Manjusha Art. He had an exhibition in The India Office Library in London. That exhibition became part of the Archer Collection. It was at this time that Manjush art gained international recognition. But at that time due to the British rule the artisans could not flourish. After this golden period, Manjusha art seemed to be fading away in the background. This folk art was being practiced only by some people.