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Kalighat Painting - Nobin slits Elokeshi

Uttam Chitrakar from West Bengal

Kalighat Painting - Nobin slits Elokeshi

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This painting is based on a real life murder case known as, Tarkeshwar Murder Case. It is believed that Nobin Chandra, a government employee, came to know about his wife having an affair with the Mahant (priest) of the Tarkeshwar temple. He rushed home and confronted his wife. The wife confessed but asked for forgiveness. Not only did he forgive her, but planned to leave the village with her. However, Mahant got to know about their plans and sent his goons to stop them from leaving the village. In a fit of anger and rage, Nobin slits his wife’s throat with a sickle. It is this famous court case that has been described in the painting. The painting is made on paper and comes without frame.

  • Package Content : 1 Painting 
 Size of Painting  35.8 cm x 56 cm
 Material Used  Handmade Paper

The Art:

The Kalighat Painting was originated in West Bengal in 19th century around Kalibari temple in Kolkata. These paintings get patronage from people who have been inspired by modern thoughts and aesthetics. The art is not restricted to only religious themes. They often depict different interpretation to mythology and contemporary events in their own unique way. Kalighat paintings are produced with variety of water based, opaque colours on paper.

The Artist:

This is made by the local artist Uttam Chitrakar from West Bengal.

Product Note :This product is hand-painted / handcrafted by the artisans. Hence, there is a possibility of slight variations in colour or designs. The asymmetry present in handmade product makes it truly unique and beautiful.


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