Scroll Painting of Medinipur

Bengal Patachitra is known for its long scrolls depicting a story. The scroll is painted in frames, each frame narrating a part of the story. The Patachitra scrolls come in varied sizes from one to one and a half feet in width and three to twenty-five feet in length depending on the narratives. The scrolls are mostly painted vertically and consist of ten to fifteen frames. In another variation, the story frames are arranged horizontally with 3-6 frames together. Patuas also paint square and rectangular single frame Pata used to paint one particular deity, mythical or social subject.