(Last Updated on : 19/04/2019)
The low wooden seats are used during Bengali marriage
ceremonies for the bride and groom. These wooden seats are painted in multiple colours and the women folk usually draw alpana
on them. Another interesting creative feature of Bengali folk art
is the winnow tray painting, which are made of bamboo
splits and they are used during ceremonial occasions.
Theme of Wooden Seat and Winnow Tray Painting
Usually the themes and designs for wooden seat and winnow tray painting are identical to that of alpana designs. Few of the common designs that find artistic expression in this wooden seat and winnow tray painting are flowers
, leaves and creepers, blooming lotus
and many geometric shapes highlighted with the help of bright colours.
These paintings liven up the ceremonial ambience and depict a sensitive intermingling of an intense undertone and a strong creative spirit.
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