Santhal Patachitra of Kali

Artist from Majramura2019


Kolkata, West Bengal, India

This Santhal Patachitra painting is of Goddess Kali. The story is depicted through different painted frames of this scroll. It is a traditional artform of the Santhal community of Majramura village in Purulia, having a distinctly different style.


  • Title: Santhal Patachitra of Kali
  • Creator: Artist from Majramura
  • Date Created: 2019
  • Location: Purulia
  • Subject Keywords: Crafts, Patachitra, Scroll Painting, Craftspersons, Santhal, Artists, Bengal
  • Rights: Banglanatak.com
  • Medium: Natural colour on paper
  • About the craft: Santhal Patachitra is a tribal form of scroll painting, practiced by the indigenous people of Purulia and Bankura districts of West Bengal. In this tradition, the artists paint using minimal colours (acquired from fruits, flowers and stones).

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