Village of painters : narrative scrolls from West Bengal (Book, 2006) [WorldCat.org]
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Village of painters : narrative scrolls from West Bengal

Author: Frank J Korom; Museum of International Folk Art (N.M.)
Publisher: Santa Fe : Museum of New Mexico Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Village of Painters profiles the West Bengali village of Naya, a small agricultural outpost that is home to a unique caste of itinerant scroll painters. 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. These artisans have been plying their trade in this region of India at least since the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Korom, Frank J.
Village of painters.
Santa Fe : Museum of New Mexico Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)607757547
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frank J Korom; Museum of International Folk Art (N.M.)
ISBN: 0890134898 9780890134894
OCLC Number: 65204955
Notes: Issued in connection with an exhibition held Oct. 29, 2006-Apr. 29, 2007, Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Cf. CIP and museum's website.
Description: 119 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 30 cm
Contents: Itinerant scroll painters of West Bengal --
The scrolls : types, technique, and style --
Modern life and change --
Plates : sacred selections and profane portraits.
Responsibility: Frank J. Korom ; photographs by Paul J. Smutko.
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"Village of Painters profiles the West Bengali village of Naya, a small agricultural outpost that is home to a unique caste of itinerant scroll painters. 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. These artisans have been plying their trade in this region of India at least since the thirteenth century and possibly earlier. Village of Painters features a wide range of contemporary scrolls and examines how their makers are keeping the art vibrantly alive in the rapidly changing cultural landscape of West Bengal."--Jacket.

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