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Kalighat paintings have participated in the emergence of Bengali identity in the colonial capital, in the face of increasing Europe-anization of the city's intellectual and cultural life. The striking Kalighat Horse has been recomposed with intermingling motifs in a classical style and vibrant colour palettes. They are available in both large and small sizes that make beautiful scarves, neckerchiefs and pocket squares. You may also love to frame them as an artwork t that make beautiful scarves, neckerchiefs and pocket squares. You may also love to frame them as an artwork that adorn your walls. Kalighat paintings originated in the 19th century Bengal, in the vicinity of Kali Temple in Kalighat, Kolkata, India. They were items of souvenir taken by pilgrims and travellers who visited the Kali temple. The paintings over a period of time developed into a distinct school of Indian painting. From the depiction of Hindu gods, goddesses, and other mythological characters, the Kalighat paintings developed to reflect a variety of themes with changing times. Kalighat paintings became very popular and were carried back as momentos to Britain, Russia, Czechoslovakia, France, and the United States. Many world renowned, modern Indian artists like Jamini Roy's inventive style was derived from the Kalighat paintings consisting of lively, bold and sweeping brush strokes inspite of being trained in classical European painting style. Inspiration House of Gharats Limited Edition Silk Scarf Collection is the perfect opportunity to indulge in wearing and gifting a piece of art. This collection is a custom illustrated artwork made with the finest silk twill in Italy. The Kalighat paintings are an evolution of 'Patachitra' a visual storytelling style that takes the form of painted scrolls, depicting sequential scenes from stories, legends and myths. The origins of this ancient folk art are unclear and there are two main theories behind their beginnings. Historians believe the art form stems from tribal beginnings and others believe that Patachitra began under the Mauryan Empire, from 322-185BC. Patachitra subjects began with religion and folklore, nowadays the paintings depict contemporary events like terrorist attacks, tsunamis and earthquakes. Whilst the traditional style of the Patachitra has remained constant for thousands of years, the depicted subjects have seen a shift with the passage of time. Kalighat paintings have participated in the emergence of Bengali identity in the colonial capital in the face of the increasing Europe-anization of the city's intellectual and cultural life. During this period, the British were altering their position from merchants vulnerable to the grace and protection of Indian sovereigns to monarchs of the territory. Anthropologist Mil-ton Singer's term "cosmopolitan folk culture" aptly describes these paintings. The market for Kalighat paintings expanded rapidly through the 19th century to include not just Hindu villagers coming to the urban metropolis but also resident bankers and mer-chants from the region of Marwar in Rajasthan in western India, English administrators, and European missionaries and travelers. Kalighat paintings were carried back as momentos to Britain, Russia, Czechoslovakia, France, and the United States. English scholars and cultural figureheads in India including Sir Monier Monier-Williams and Lockwood Kipling amassed vast personal collections, which are now housed in the Bodleian Library and Victoria and Albert Museum respectively. Made in Italy: Silk Twill All Wrapped Up Your silk scarf will arrive in a delightful gift box with a story card, which makes it convenient to gift and store beautifully. Feel Naughty We have illustrated fifty naughty, hmm, knotty ways for you to tie the knot and create your style. Write to us to receive your knotty guide. These beautiful 100% silk scarves are best dry cleaned professionally. Scarf in 100% Silk Twill, Rolled edges Made in Italy read more

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