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Purple Bird 'The Mahant With His Hookah' Kalight Pat Artwork (Unframed) 12" x 14"

Purple Bird 'The Mahant With His Hookah' Kalight Pat Artwork (Unframed) 12" x 14"

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Step into a captivating narrative of cultural convergence with "The Mahant With His Hookah," a mesmerising Kalighat Pat Painting that delicately intertwines the essence of 19th century Calcutta with British colonial influence. Crafted with intricate watercolour strokes on paper, this masterpiece unveils a scene where tradition meets modernity.

At the heart of the composition sits a revered mahant, adorned in traditional attire, exuding an aura of wisdom and authority. His presence commands attention as he leisurely reclines upon a intricately carved colonial chair, a symbol of the evolving cultural landscape shaped by British sahibs in Calcutta.

In his right hand, he cradles a hookah, its slender form a testament to the fusion of indigenous practices with newfound luxuries introduced by colonial rule.

Every detail in this painting speaks volumes about the complex interplay between tradition and modernity, colonial influence and indigenous heritage. Through delicate brushwork and vibrant hues, the artist captures a moment frozen in time, inviting viewers to contemplate the intricate layers of history and culture that define Kolkata's rich tapestry.

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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