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Village of Painters: Narrative Scrolls from West Bengal

SKU: B-Vill

FrankJ. Korom
Museum of New Mexico Press, Santa Fe 2006
120 pages

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. 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.

$34.00 (Paper)