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1075 Old Bengal Pattua Painting Scroll

Pattua Indian Handpainted Narrative Scroll. India

The scrolls are drawn on handmade cloth called "khadi" which is specially processed by applying a paste of tamarind seeds, tree gum, and white clay.

Size: 146" L x 19.5" W (370.84 cm x 49.53 cm)

A visual aid used by singers to narrate folk tales & legends as they went from home to home to narrate the legend to educate & entertain the people.

An extremely long scroll of hand painted papers stitched together with several scenes from the legend. [Legend to be reserached]

Read about the usage of such scrolls in this blog note here.

Has some damage from usage.






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.


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