Singing Pictures - Women Painters of Naya

© Fruzzetti / Östör
45 minutes / Colour / 2005
Directed by
Lina Fruzzetti Ákos Östör

Country of production United States

For generations the Patua (Chitrakara) communities of West Bengal have been painters and singers of stories depicted in scrolls. The film follows the daily lives of Muslim Patua women from Naya villages near Kolkata, which have formed a scroll painters' cooperative.

Language and subtitles Original Language with English Subtitles

Region South Asia

Country India

Keywords Material Culture Art / Artists / Artisans Music / Ethnomusicology