Monotone Recital Art




The Jagannath temple at Puri is one of the most important pilgrimage places in the state of Odisha. The presiding deity, Lord Krishna, is revered in many ways, traditional Pattachitra or cloth painting being one of them. This black-and-white Pattachitra depicts scenes from Lord Krishna's Raas Leela, or the wondrous transcendental dance that he performed with Radha and her sakhis. This stunning piece of artistry is bound to raise the ethnic quotient of any wall in your home.

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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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    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: 84
    Width: 2
    Height: 117
    Type of Material:Fabric, Paint

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