Patachitra- A story telling Art.
In Sanskrit Pattachitra, Patta means fabric, while Chitra means picture when separated down into its two components. As a result, Pattachitra is a painting on a piece of cloth. This type of art is directly linked to Shri Jagannath's religion and Puri's temple traditions. It is one of the most popular living art forms, with people in Odisha still doing it now. It is thought to have begun in the 12th century. Heritage box is on a mission to introduce traditional art.
Lord Jagannath, an incarnation of Lord Krishna, has been a primary source of inspiration for Patachitra culture since its inception. Patachitra mostly deals with mythology, religious legends, and folklore. Lord Jagannath and Radha-Krishna, temple activities, the 10 avatars of Vishnu based on Jayadev's "Gita Govinda," Kama Kujara Navagunjara, Ramayana, and Mahabharata are among the major themes.
When the Heritage Box team visited Orissa we were stunned by the process. The Chitrakars prepare the canvas for Pattachitra painting in a traditional manner. White stone powder and tamarind seed gum are applied to a gauze-like fine cotton cloth. This prepares the canvas for the application of natural-color paint. Pattachitra is known for its vibrant colours. The main ingredient is kaitha tree gum, which is used as a basis for creating various colours by mixing in other raw materials. Powdered conch shells, for example, are used to get a white hue.
The art form has changed over time and has undergone noticeable alterations. The Chitrakars have fashioned wall hangings and showpieces by painting on palm leaves and Tussar silk. It persists because of the art's strict process, keeping the aesthetic Pattachitra's effervescence. The interesting folk paintings are well-known throughout the world, and the establishment of centres to educate the art form in Odisha demonstrates its stability and appeal.
Heritage Box presents the best handpicked Patachitra art to suit your home decor.