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Sita's Ramayana - Moyna Chitrakar

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Bengal Tiger/ Original Art/ Artist: Mantu Chitrakar Size - 14"x 22" Water based color on Paper Available at the OUATT market

Anwar chitrakar

Jamini Roy (1887-1972) Untitled (Dancing Yogini)

For generations, Patua (Chitrakar) communities of West Bengal, India have been painters and singers of stories depicted in scrolls. The Patuas tell the stories of Muslim saints (pirs and fakirs) as well as Hindu Gods and Goddesses, and offer devotion to saints at Muslim shrines. In the past they used to wander from village to village, receiving rice, vegetables and coins for their recital. They would unroll a scroll, a frame at a time, and sing their own compositions. But competition from…