A marriage of two fish andÂ the very happy gathering of groups of fish going for this marriage is an interesting theme that is depicted in this painting. The bride and groom are carried in a palanquin. This painting also portrays a giant fish gets left out of the marraige party. Angry fish decides to attack and eat up the fishes ! Hmmm, quite a story to carry with yourself! What say? This is painted in black and white color. The colors are made with natural mineral and vegetable colors like blackÂ from lamp black or charcoal.Â The paintings are traditionally made from handmade paper, backed with cloth.Â This painting will add beauty to your ethnic corner at your home- in the living room.Â
Scroll painting or PattaChitra is a notable art form, coming from the tribal villages of West Bengal. These scrolls were visual accompaniments to stories told through songs and ballads. The Ramayan, tribal folklore and many other mythological stories have come alive with these beautifully illustrated scrolls. Delightful and eartthy, these paintings reflect the ancient tradition of story telling in India.
The painting is done byÂ Suman Chitrakar, the Patua Artist from West Bengal.Â