Bengal art is an emblem of enriching creativity and extravagance. Pattachitra is one such aspect of rich Bengal art forms.
One of the striking characteristics of Bengal art is its indigenous method, use of country products and depiction of rural life. These are created by people of remote villages even now. Modern machineries and factories may increase the production amount but can’t create what is there in those original creations.
Similarly, Pattachitra originated in the villages of West Bengal and Orissa. Patta means cloth and Chitra means painting. So the term etymologically means a painting on scroll cloth. The paintings themselves are a symbol of innocence and purity.