This charming painting represents the very happy gathering of groups of fish which are playing various tribal music instuments. In Bengal, fish is considered to be very auspicious. The paintings are traditionally made from handmade paper, backed with cloth. This painting will add beauty and brightness to your ethnic corner at your home- in the living room.
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. These paintings are traditionallypainted with indigenous plants and minerals including turmeric, vermillion, and burnt rice. Sap of the bel (wood-apple) fruit is used as mordant.
Delightful and eartthy, these paintings reflect the ancient tradition of story telling in India.
Artist : Suman Chitrakar, the Patua Artist from West Bengal.