Pattachitra painting is a traditional painting, which literal meaning is “picture on cloth”. This piece of art, which is originally based in Odisha, dates back to the 5th century B.C. Pattachitra paintings are done on Tassar silk, Palm leaf, and handmade canvas. The whole process of creating pattachitra consumes a great amount of time and effort. Ever since, this convoluted piece of art has come into existence, its source of inspiration has always been Hindu mythology. The theme always revolves in and around Lord Jagannath and Vaishnava cult. The premise of Pattachitra Paintings spins around religious stories of Lord Jagannath, Radha Krishna Leela, diverse “forms” of Shri Jagannath, Balabhadra, and Subhadra. Besides the trinity, the life stories of Lord Shri Krishna, Lord Ganesh, and Car festival are some of the integral subjects of Pattachitra. It would not be wrong to call pattachitra Paintings, a treasure, which helps to preserve the culture.
Conception of Pattachitra Painting
Pattachitra painting is the ancient form of hand painting of Odisha. It is originated from the Lord Jagannath culture of Puri, Odisha.
The first and foremost part in creating this masterpiece is making the Patta. The painters, also known as the chitrakars make a tamarind paste by soaking its seeds for 3 days maximum. Later the seeds are crushed and mixed with water and with the help of a clay pot; it is heated to make a paste. Subsequently, this paste is used to hold the cloth together and coated with a powder. After the cloth is dry, the final polishing is done with rough stone and smooth stone till the time, the surface has not become smooth and is not completely prepared to be painted on.
Patta ( the English name is Canvas), is made of cotton cloth on which a adhesive paste made from Tamarind seed powder , after being cooked along with some natural stone powder, used to make the surface hard, which later polished through a stone for its fineness and smooth for painting by artist.
The Colours used are of natural and collected from natural sources.
- White colours procured from sea shell.
- Black colours from carbon.
- Yellow, from Turmeric powder etc.
The Longevity of this products is upto 50+ years approximately, if properly framed and protected from water, moisture etc., because the colours are water colours.
The prices of the product is ranging from INR 100 TO INR 5 LAKHS + depending on the size and the quality of the art.
Establishment of Tassar Painting
Tassar Painting is one of the oldest forms of art, which is truly the substitution of Pattachitra painting. Tassar painting is done on Tassar silk cloth. Tassar cloth is of silk fabric, which is woven by Odisha’s weavers. Tassar painting is quite light and it is as popular as Pattachitra painting. Tassar paintings display the culture beautifully. Both Pattachitra and Tassar silk are created by Chitrakars.
Dedicate To people
Based in Raghurajpur in Odisha, We at Dedicated to people have been successfully churning out pattachitra painting since the year 2000. Our USP lies in the fact that, we use the best quality materials along with the finest designs. Our designs cater to the people of all classes. Our finest work includes Radha Krishna Jugala, Krishna leela, and many more such kind of a piece of art. People from all over the place go gaga over our painting and does not hesitate to spend money on buying it. We offer superior opus at a viable price to the customers.
The organisation produces the ancient form of Paintings. It also presents the Pattachitra paintings in different form according the prevalent market conditions. For example, it prepares personal usable items like sarees, stoles, etc., and home furnishing items like cushion covers , door and window screens, bed sheets, pillow covers etc.
Besdies the artists prepares the Saura art(Tribal Art form), Birds and Animals, Village Story, Sceneries, etc. .