Migrant patua, or scroll painters, converged around Kalighat temple in Kolkata, early in the 18th century to give rise to a new school. For more than a hundred years the pilgrims offered a ready market for the pat as souvenirs. Pat paintings were originally rendered with bold rapid brush strokes on hand made cotton pulp paper. Natural colours were used. An increasing demand led the artists to adapt lithography and artificial colours. A majority of the Kalighat pat treated religious and traditional subjects, but the introduction of secular themes are of great interest now.
This box with the 208 piece puzzle will keep you engaged for hours. There is an unimaginable thrill in seeing the stunningly beautiful paintings emerge bit by bit. When completed the picture is ready to be framed and hung!
These folk, and tribal art Puzzles will challenge children and engage adults. Seeing the stunning image emerge bit by bit can be thrilling. When completed the picture is ready to be framed.
In our attempt to help sustain Indian folk art and craft - artists are paid a royalty. You will be supporting the artist directly with your purchase.
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