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Purple Bird 'Bibi Smoking A Hukkah' Kalighat Pat Artwork (Unframed) 12" x 14"

Purple Bird 'Bibi Smoking A Hukkah' Kalighat Pat Artwork (Unframed) 12" x 14"

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Immerse yourself in the intriguing tableau of 'Bibi Smoking a Hukkah', a captivating Kalighat Pat Painting that offers a window into the cultural crossroads of 19th century Calcutta. Executed with delicate watercolour strokes on paper, this masterpiece transports viewers to a time where tradition intertwines with colonial influence.

Central to the scene is a dignified bibi adorned with jewellery, seated upon a colonial chair that symbolises the evolving landscape of Calcutta under British rule. Clad in traditional attire, she exudes an air of authority as she indulges in the age old ritual of smoking a hukkah.

The intricacies of her attire add another layer of depth. Her saree, resplendent with intricate patterns and adorned with tassels at its end, drapes elegantly around her, while her jewellery accentuates her regal presence.

In her right hand, she cradles the hookah, its slender form a testament to the fusion of indigenous customs with the luxuries introduced by the British. With each draw, wisps of fragrant smoke, enveloping the bibi in an aura of contemplation and tranquility.

'Bibi Smoking a Hukkah' stands as a testament to the resilience of tradition amidst changing times, offering a glimpse into the rich tapestry of Calcutta's cultural heritage. It serves as a reminder of the enduring power of art to illuminate the nuances of history and society.


Size: 12" x 14"

Medium: Water colour on tempera paper

Year: 2017

Country of Origin: India

This artwork has been lovingly painted by hand, bearing the hallmark of artisanal expertise. Embracing the beauty of imperfection, each subtle irregularity reflects the human touch infused into its creation, adding depth and authenticity to its beauty.

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