Chaitra Gauri Pata

Unknown artist

  • Date: c. 1850
  • Dimensions: H: 206 cm, W: 263 cm
  • Medium: Natural pigments on textile
  • Region: Maharashtra
  • Museum number: FAT.00054

Colourful Chaitra Gauri Pata – painted cloth panel depicting incarnations of the Puranic deity Vishnu.

The centre of the panel shows sage Vyasa narrating the epic of Mahabharata to Ganesha, with Brahma is seated beside him. The surrounding panels illustrate various incarnations of Vishnu. The stylistic features of the pata follow the Chaitra Gauri pata painting tradition from Maharashtra.

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