Infinite Piety Painting

Palm Leaf Etching,



Can you imagine this exquisite piece of art gracing a wall in your home? This detailed, intricate art is created using simple palm leaves, stuck together and then painstakingly etched into patterns ranging from plant and floral designs, Indian mythological tales, and scenes from daily life. Native to Raghurajpur in Odisha, this incredible mnemonic has deep layers of creativity and beauty.

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  • Heritage
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Palm leaves were used as writing materials in South Asia and in Southeast Asia dating back to the 5th century BCE, and possibly much earlier.

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    Process of Making

    Rows of same sized palm leaves are first arranged together and sewn. These neatly sewn palm leaves are then folded in such a way so as to make a pile. The paintings are first etched out, which means that the designs and images are neatly etched on the surface of the palm leaf using a sharp pen or stylus like object.Etching is done within lines using an iron pen on leaf strips.A paste made of bean leaves, charcoal made of burnt coconut shells, til oil and turmeric is rubbed on the etching that hi...

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    Process of Making

    Anatomy of the Product

    Length: 21
    Width: 2
    Height: 26
    Type of Material:Leaf

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