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: Patachitra is the miniature folk painting of Orissa. It exhibits the use of strong line and brilliant colors. It is done on a cloth which the artists prepare themselves by coating it with a mixture of chalk and gum made from tamarind seeds to give the surface a leather like texture on which the artists paint with earth and stone colors. The subject matter of these paintings is limited to religious themes.

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    Ellen said...

    This is so cool! It looks like something from long long ago. Excellent job, Megha!

  1. ... on November 10, 2009 at 1:56 PM  
  2. Prabal said...

    Hey Megha,
    Nice first Pattachitra. Thank you for catering to my request. I love pattachitra paintings a lot. You can find some good resources on Pattachitra here. And here is a nice video where a pattachitra figure is being drawn. You must have a look.

  3. ... on November 10, 2009 at 6:50 PM  
  4. Kcalpesh said...

    Every indian would know these stories of lord krishna and so much it reminds me of my childhood days too...

    I have an invitation for you to join the World Photo Bloggers

  5. ... on November 10, 2009 at 9:13 PM  
  6. Rebecca Latham said...

    Very nice piece - such intricate work done on the borders! Lovely!

  7. ... on November 10, 2009 at 11:48 PM  
  8. AutumnLeaves said...

    What a beautiful piece, Megha! I love so much hearing some of the history and traditions of your country that comes with so many of your pieces. I love the colors, the details, and the words you word. So interested in the way the cloth is treated! Very intriguing!

  9. ... on November 11, 2009 at 2:33 AM  
  10. Megha Chhatbar said...

    Thanks for all of your comments! It was my first patachitra painting. The scan was not done upto the mark.
    Thanks Prabal for the additional resources.

  11. ... on November 11, 2009 at 10:32 PM  
  12. Arianna said...

    Very nice and joyful! Arianna

  13. ... on November 12, 2009 at 8:21 AM  
  14. Janie said...

    I'm over from your husband's blog. Your art is lovely!

  15. ... on November 14, 2009 at 12:59 PM  
  16. Rodica Voicu said...

    Very nice, as usual!

  17. ... on November 16, 2009 at 12:22 PM  
  18. Megha Chhatbar said...

    thanks Arianna, Janie and Rodica! :)

  19. ... on November 17, 2009 at 12:07 AM  
  20. My cooking experiments said...

    Just stumbled upon ur blog.It's an amazing space you have here.Just loved your work.Seems like the inborn artist at work.Keep up the good work!I am going to follow ur blog to keep peeping in to your latest now and then.

  21. ... on November 17, 2009 at 7:49 AM  
  22. Sandy said...

    Wow, terrific subject matter, I Love this.

  23. ... on November 22, 2009 at 7:36 AM  
  24. RNSANE said...

    This is incredible. I enjoy learning about the art of India through your work. You are so talented.

  25. ... on April 21, 2011 at 12:45 AM  
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