The Epic Piety Painting

Palm Leaf Etching,



Dimensions (cm):
Length: 104 Breadth: 9 Height:
Weight (cm) : 0
Material : Dried Palm Leaf

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Who would have thought a palm leaf can be used to create an art form that has no equal? Several leaves are stuck together and then an incredibly intricate design depicting Indian mythology is painstakingly etched on it. The resultant mnemonic is so exquisite that you will dedicate an entire wall just to showcase your latest possession. Native to Raghurajpur in Odisha, this art has deep layers of creativity and beauty.

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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: 104
    Width: 23.5
    Height: 5.5
    Type of Material:Leaf

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