'Cow head' Paper Mache made by Patachitra Artists-Odisha
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Product Material: Paper Mache
Colour : white
Dimensions : 8'' x 5'' (Inches)
Purpose : showpiece/hanging
Raghurajpur is a heritage crafts village out of Puri district, India, known for its master Pattachitra painters, an art form which dates back to 5 BC. It is also known as the birthplace of one of the finest Odissi exponents. Apart from that, the village is also home to crafts like Tussar paintings, palm leaf engravings, stone and wood carvings, wooden, cowdung and papier mache toys, and masks. It also has the distinction of the only place where the traditional decoration called Patas, used under the throne of Lord Jagannath and on the three chariots during the annual Rath Yatra festival,that takes place at pilgrimage town of Puri, some 14 km away, known for the Jagannath Temple. Situated amidst groves of coconut, palm, mango and jack fruit, the main village has two streets with over 120 houses, most decorated with mural paintings, where the painters reside and practice their pattachitra craft,besides many other that practices throughout the village, including traditional masks, stone idols, papier mache, sculptures, wooden toys.The village also has a series of temples dedicated not only to Bhuasuni, the local deity but also to various Hindu gods including, Radha Mohan, Gopinath, Raghunath,Laxminarayan and Gouranga.
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