Traditional Pattachitra Paintings- 'Ramayana' and 'Krishna Leela' (3ft X 2ft)-Raghurajpur- Odisha
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Patachitra painting is a traditional art form. The colour used in this art form are from naturally procured handmade colours and canvas. These paintings are in black and white.
The size of this unframed painting is 3ft X 2ft.
The leela (life in sequence) of Sri Krishna is narrated briefly on the first painting.
The second painting is of same size and its topic is of Ramayan Story.
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 in the region and Gotipua dance troupes, the precursor to the Indian classical dance form of Odissi. It is also known as the birthplace of one of the finest Odissi exponents and Guru, Kelucharan Mohapatra. 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.
Pattachitra or Patachitra is a general term for traditional, cloth-based scroll painting based in the eastern Indian state of Odisha and West Bengal. Pattachitra artform is known for its intricate details as well as mythological narratives and folktales inscribed in it. Pattachitra is one of the ancient artworks of Odisha, originally created for ritual use and as souvenirs for pilgrims to Puri, as well as other temples in Odisha. Pattachitras are a component of an ancient Bengali narrative art, originally serving as a visual device during the performance of a song.
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