“pot-chitro” @ “monchasha”

nironjon chitrokor @ “monchasha”

A story telling performance in the form of rhythmic songs by showing their own hand crafted pictures of gods is the most important rural art of Bengal. The picture is called as “Pot Chitro” – a traditional and rural art form of Bengal since middle ages. It is also a tool of villager’s entertainment solution. Amazing !!

guests with the “pot shilpo” @ “monchasha”
guests collecting “pot” from the artist @ “monchasha”
question answer session about “pot shilpo” @ “monchasha”

The painter is called as “chitrokor” or “chitrakar”. In most of the cases the painters act role of a poet and present ancient mytlogical stories related with gods of india. On a cloth based canvas the artists portrayed these verses with natural colours and motifs. The age-old folk art survived centuries to tell the tale. Here in this picture Niranjan Chitrakar is showcasing his paintings to us.

chitrokors with their artform over at “monchasha”

Poter Gaan – Traditional Artform with Selfmade Picture Scroll
(2 Hour show by artists from Nandigram adjoining villages) Rs.2500/-

Contact for a gorgeous show over at “monchasha” during your stay.

guests with the rural artform “pot shilpo” over at “monchasha”

The most important thing I have noticed is that – most of the chitrakars in the village are muslims. These Islam based people present stories based on popular hindu mythology. So an artform here is acting a bridge between these two relegion. Please explore this art. You may find some new concept.

Over at “monchasha” we have started this type of workshop on demand. Please be with “monchasha” and help to survive this rural artform of bengal. Thanks.


Published by nilanjan basu

i am nilanjan... interested in traveling and photography since my childhood and be inspired by other similar souls. i am working with some alternate tourism module and still searching for a better one based on sustainability. i basically act as a consultant on rural based sustainable ecotourism. my hobby is for creative endeavors in the rural field in india! thank you for visiting my profile! go green! go rural.

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