Pattua Painting from Bengal - 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.
This particular pata is about the Snake Goddess - a popular figure as snake bites were common in rural Bengal.
An extremely long scroll of hand painted papers stitched together with several scenes from the legend.
Read about the usage of such scrolls in this blog note here.
Has some damage from usage.
Estimated to be from the 1950s - 1960s
507cm x 38cm (not including the upper cloth panel)
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.