Pattachitra Paintings of Bengal

Unique art forms, novel styles of craft, and very special artisans – all these come together to create the remarkable Bengali Patta chitra.

Bengal has a rich folk tradition, product of the innovative resourcefulness of her people. Bengali artists developed different arts and crafts at different stages in history, both for recreation and livelihood. One of the outstanding forms of traditional folk art is scroll painting or patta chitra which emerged and flourished all over Bengal in the late medieval period and continues to flourish even today. Its survival has been helped by its wonderful capacity to blend tradition with changes in taste and fashion. Continue reading Pattachitra Paintings of Bengal