Crafts Maps of India - West Bengal - Front

Bapi and Bahadur Chitrakar1993-2010

Dastkari Haat Samiti

Dastkari Haat Samiti
New Delhi, India

The Jharna Patachitra and Kalighat styles have been combined in this pair of maps. Scroll paintings are part of the wandering bard’s accessories in rural Bengal. The powerful river image signifies the ever flowing nature of crafts in India art. Different craft persons are depicted at work. The textile side of the map uses the Kalighat form of a dancer preparing for a performance with a lady doing embroidery by her side.


  • Title: Crafts Maps of India - West Bengal - Front
  • Creator: Bapi and Bahadur Chitrakar
  • Date Created: 1993-2010
  • Location: West Bengal, India
  • Physical Dimensions: 35 x 21 in
  • Type: Map
  • Medium: Hand painted/Digital Print
  • Script: English

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