Bride in Palanquin or Doli Bookmark
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This Pattachitra bookmark is a fascinating depiction of one of the important Hindu wedding tradition!
In India, doli procession marks the bride's departure from her father's home to her husband's home, and her family and friends all express good wishes at this time. In old days, groom returns to his home after wedding in a celebratory procession, with bride in a beautifully decorated palanquin; and her attendants carry her luggage along...
- This painting or chitra is printed on a Palm Leaf or Patra, hence the name Talapattachitra.
- The Indian states of West Bengal and Odisha have their own style of painting Pattachitras & differ in their use of motifs, and each style has been accorded Geographical Indicator Tag by the Govt. of India.
* The finer the artwork is, the more value it adds to the painting.