Patachitra and pat-er gaan are the two aspects of a unique cultural tradition of Bengal that draws inspiration from the mythological tales of India. Patua, a community of itinerant scroll painters and singers from the district Paschim Medinipur, paints stories in picture frames on long scrolls of cloth. They sing the story while unfurling the scroll. Patua artists use natural vegetable colours made from vegetables, fruits and flowers to make this painting known as Patachitra.
This beautiful piece of patachitra painting is 19inch by 15inch (length and width respectively), and weighs 600g.