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)