This is an old Jain Patrika, painted scroll - a ceremonial scroll invitation letter, sent to religious heads.
This rare scroll has been painstakingly hand painted by local artists under directions of the Sangha for a Jain saint, inviting him to stay and conduct the four months Chaturmas in their town. This practice of all Jain saints camping at one place for four months during the monsoon months is compulsory, and it is a ritual to invite the saints collectively and accordingly a formal invitation is extended on behalf of the local Jain community.
In the painted panel, the ink made with the black natural mineral dyes has eaten away into the cloth over the years.
Frame Size is 30cm x 115cm
Recently Framed for preservation.
Framed but will be shipped unframed unless otherwise requested.
This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.