‘Patta’ means specially made canvas (from old cotton sarees/cloth, tamarind paste as glue etc.) and ‘chitra’ means painting. Pattachitra has been practised since over thousand years in Odisha, India.
Natural colors are used and absolutely ravishing paintings are done mostly depicting Lord Krishna and various stories linked to Him.
Odisha was earlier known as ‘Kalinga’ and many brave sea-farers and merchants of Kalinga ventured out far in ancient times till South East Asia, Africa, Sri Lanka and other countries for trade. This is artfully depicted in Pattachitras too.
We as brand Utkalamrita are giving ‘Pattachitras’ a new dimension by making these on kurtas and stoles as well!
Pattachitras are also made on Tussar silk cloth, which are called ‘Tussar paintings’. Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, gifted ‘Tree of Life’ tussar painting, made by artist Shri Bhaskar Mohapatra to the French President earlier this year- a matter of great pride for Odisha and India!
In our Director’s room, a ‘Tree of Life’ tussar painting made by the same illustrious artist Shri Bhaskar Mohapatra hangs proudly and elegantly!
We are encouraging this ancient, eco-friendly, ravishing art form to survive in this modern age. We are innovating various products to incorporate the Pattachitra style into them!
Stay tuned with us to know more!
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