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Pattachitra - A folk art style from Orissa, India where preparing the canvas ('patta') for painting is as much a labour of love as the painting itself.

TASSAR PATTA: “Originating from an old tradition of engraved painting on palm leaves, these contemporary pieces are painted on silk by artists from a village in Orissa who are trained in this highly skilled technique.” Orissa, India 2010

Pattachitra The patachitras of Orissa, INDIA are icon paintings that include the wall paintings, manuscript painting, palm-leaf etching, and painting on cloth, both cotton and silk. This art of painting on cloth can be traced back to the establishment of the shrine of Lord Jagannath at Puri in Orissa.

Get a feel of the local art of #Orissa while you are in #Puri. Visit Raghurajpur for this village is famous for its attractive patachitra and talapatachitra (paintings on silk and palm leaves) illustrations. Photo courtesy: Wikipedia