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THE ART OF PATTACHITRA: Video

We caught up with Pattachitra artists at the Crafts Museum, New Delhi, recently.

We caught up with Pattachitra artists at the Crafts Museum, New Delhi, recently. A family tradition, Laltu Chitrakar, from West Bengal, is the eighth generation to take it forward. He and Togor tell us how they use haldi to get the colour yellow, burnt rice for black. Check out the video, where they explain the painstaking process of painting the scrolls.

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