Pattachitra

Mythology painted on a canvas from Odisha - Pattachitra

Pattachitra, a traditional painting style unique to Odisha, traces its roots to the 12th century AD and the establishment of the Jagannath Temple at Puri, from where it evolved. The literal meaning of pattachitra is painting on cloth (patta means cloth and chitra meaning painting). Under the patronage of the Temple and the Royals, the chitrakars (painters) and their works of art thrived, capturing iconic images from mythology and epics, religion and folklore on canvas. Find an exquisite collection of Pattachitra paintings and other artefacts below, selected and picked exclusively for you from Raghurajpur, Odisha, the heart of Pattachitra painting.

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