Very interesting native Americans painting by mystery artist. See pics for complete details. It seems to have been folded for quite some time, then hung in the 1800’s (judging by crease shown in center and nails that hold painting to frame). Painting is in fair condition with missing paint flecks around edge, but an amazing and quite interesting piece of of native american history. Size is 22 X 34. I think I found a signature and year 24? But too hard to read name, see last pic. A professional cleaning could show much more detail. Another interesting thing I believe is the string on back is actually made from horse hair! Very unique and rare original folk Native American painting. Great one of a kind piece. The item “17-1800s South Western Folk Art Primitive Native American Indian Canyon Antique” is in sale since Monday, March 4, 2019. This item is in the category “Art\Paintings”. The seller is “michenoweth” and is located in West Palm Beach, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Subject: Western
- Style: South Western Native American
This scroll painting on paper depicts Hindu Goddess Durga (the warrior goddess) killing a demon together with her mount tigers. Painted by well known Patua artisit Swarna Chitrakar in style similar to the Kalighat paintings produced during the 19th century. H 46 cm, W 30 cm. Patachitra (Patua) known for its brilliant play of colours, is a folk art form of rural Bengal that has been in existence for many centuries. The word Pata from the Sanskrit word Patta meaning cloth. Patachitra are charactrised by religious or social motifs and images painted with vegetable dyes fixed with a vegetable gum on paper and fabric from old saris is glued to the back to strengthen the scroll. Trained in the traditional Patua form of folk art by her father and uncle, hails from West Bengal in India. Despite marrying into a family that disapproved of women painting, Swarna went on to become an extremely successful Patua artist. See her book The Patua Pinocchio. The item “Original Kalighat Pattachitra Indian Painting Hindu Goddess Durga Signed Folk Ar” is in sale since Tuesday, December 6, 2016. This item is in the category “Art\Paintings”. The seller is “indigenius” and is located in Greenford. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Viet nam.
- Region of Origin: India
- Signed?: Signed
- Brand: Swarna Chitrakar
- Original/ Repro: Original
- Style: Folk Art
- Medium: Natural dyes on paper with cotton back
- Date of Creation: 2000-Now
- Features: Signed
- Subject: Religious & Inspirational
- Originality: Original