Divine Elephant Cloth Art

Patachitra, India

A central panel depicts a mythological theme, while bordered by smaller panels that recount other tales, in this glorious Pattachitra painting. Painstakingly handcrafted, the painting is native to Raghurajpur in Odisha and the designs have been passed down through generations. Bring this painting to your home and add to the appeal of your space.

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  • Heritage
  • Contemporary

Pattachitra resemble the old murals of Odisha dating back to the 5th century BC. The origin of paintings is traced to a moving legend in the Chitralakshana, the earliest known treatise on painting.

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    Process of Making

    Prepping the Canvas:The process of painting Patachitra begins with the preparation of canvas (pata). Traditionally, cotton canvas was used; now, both cotton and silk canvas are used for paintings. They use old used sarees or cotton cloth for making canvas, as it is much softer and free from starch unlike the new cotton from the mill. Processing of cotton canvas is a tedious task which starts from dipping of cotton in a solution of crushed imli seeds and water for 4-5 days.The cloth is then taken...

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    Length: 123
    Width: 86
    Height: 4
    Craft : Patachitra
    Colour : Multi Coloured
    Placement : Wall

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