This painting beautifully depicts Ganesha sitting in a relaxed mood with his Vahana or vehicle - two rats paying obeisance on his both sides. Ganesha symbolizes wisdom, strength and fortune. As the remover of obstacles, he is one of the most benevolent gods in Hinduism. The detailing in his figure brings in character and strength to the painting. The colors and intricate work classify the painting as a splendid effort by the artist. Vibrant colours — yellow, green, orange, crimson, mustard, black, white and grey of the painting— create a dazzling effect. The jewelleries and ornamentation on the body and garments of the figures are created by fine white lines.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 traditionally made with natural mineral and vegetable colors. Delightful and eartthy, these paintings reflect the ancient tradition of story telling in India.
Artist : Suman Chitrakar, the Patua Artist from West Bengal.