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Village of Painters: Narrative Scrolls from West Bengal

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ISBN: 0890134898
Издательство: Museum of New Mexico Press
Год издания: 2006
Страниц: 119
The Patuas of West Bengal are a traditional artisan caste specializing in the production of painted narrative scrolls and the performance of songs to accompany their unrolling. These artisans have been plying their trade in this region of India at least since the thirteenth century and possibly earlier. Traditionally, the scroll painters wander from village to village, seeking patronage by singing their own compositions while unraveling painted scrolls on sacred and secular themes.