Shambhu Acharya may be the only contemporary living 'Patua' in Bangladesh who has devoted his career to 'Potchitra'.
'Potchitra' or scroll painting has been practiced in the Bengal region since the 12th century. Historically the 'Potchitra' art depicted scenes from cultural myths and religious events. Shambhu Acharya is the ninth generation of the family of practitioners of this art form, the first being Ramlochon Acharya.
This week's photo story features Acharya's work displayed at an exhibition held from July 8 – 18 at the EMK Center in Dhaka.
Photos: EMK Center
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