This charming painting represents the harvest celebration by tribal communities. The tribals are happily returning home withÂ newly harvested paddy cropÂ and they are beating drums and playing music.
Basically freehand painted, this painting replicates their perception of life .Â The paintings are traditionally made from handmade paper, backed with cloth.Â Santhal Art 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. These paintings are traditionally made with natural mineral and vegetable colors. Delightful and earthy, these paintings reflect the ancient tradition of story telling in India. The tribal life of India has a lot of celebration in it. Their eyes shine bright and their body language is full of life.Â
The painting is done byÂ Suman Chitrakar, the Patua Artist from West Bengal.