The tradition of patuas, or scroll-painting, has been extant in Bengal for centuries. Each district in the state developed its own style of scroll-painting. Among them, Kalighat is perhaps most famous for its patuas. Artists depended on epics and religion passed down generations verbally, or as manuscripts. They also depicted daily occurrences.

The appeal of patuas lies in their simplicity. Smooth, spontaneous...
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Lot 6 Details

COVID-19 Relief Fundraiser Online Auction 29-30 April 2020

Kalighat Pat

Composite Image...

Watercolour on paper

17.75 x 12 in

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$1,676
Rs 1,24,020
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Lot 7 Details

Folk & Tribal Absolute Auction 17-18 November 2015

Kalighat Pat

Birth of Ganesha

Natural pigments on paper pasted on cloth

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$120
Rs 7,800
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Lot 33 Details

Folk & Tribal Absolute Auction 17-18 November 2015

Kalighat Pat

Episodes from...

Natural pigments on paper pasted on cloth

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$180
Rs 11,700
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Lot 50 Details

Folk & Tribal Absolute Auction 17-18 November 2015

Kalighat Pat

Ganesha

Watercolour on paper

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$120
Rs 7,800
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Lot 1 Details

Folk & Tribal Absolute Auction 13-14 October 2015

Kalighat Pat

UNTITLED

Watercolour on paper

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Winning bid
$240
Rs 15,600
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