Photographer's Note

Chaal-chitra is a semicircular background that forms an integral part of the idol of the goddess Durga. Usually it is made of wood, paper, or even, clay. A piece of exquisite artwork, depicting mythological aspects woven in a local perspective, is indigenous to this part of India.

A very informative article on Chaal-chitra can be found here.

Here, I found one of the workers, putting up moulded clay designs on the arch. Another shot can be viewed in the workshop.

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