The Ancestral Scroll

Palm Leaf Etching,



This palm leaf etching depicts the ten avatars assumed by the creator. This is an ancient and religious art form of Odisha and currently practised in Cuttack and Puri. The panels and figures have been etched out using a stylus, following which a paste is rubbed over the leaf by hand, before ink is finally poured, making the lines stand out clearly. Show that you care for traditional craftsmanship by possessing this wall hanging.

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    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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    Length: 34
    Width: 2.3
    Height: 33
    Type of Material:Leaf

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