Coaster Set with Elephant Pattachitra Art
This wooden coaster set hand painted by Odisha Pattachitra artist. The coaster set with matching holder gives a bright effect to your dining table.
DURABILIFY: Coated with 2 layers of basecoat and a top coat of PU, waterproof & anti-slip surface
Pattachitra style of painting is one of the oldest and most popular folk art forms of Odisha. The name Pattachitra has evolved from the Sanskrit words patta, meaning canvas, and chitra, meaning picture. The creation of the Pattachitra paintings is a disciplined art form, and the chitrakars maintain rigidity in their use of colours and patterns, restricting the colours to a single tone.
Preparing the paints is perhaps the most important part of the creation of Pattachitra, engaging the craftsmanship of the chitrakars in using naturally available raw materials to bring about indigenous paints. The gum of the kaitha tree is the chief ingredient, and is used as a base for making different pigments, on which diverse raw materials are mixed for diverse colours. Powdered conch shells, for instance, are used for making a white pigment, while lamp soot is used for a black pigment. The root of the keya plant is usually used for making the common brush, while mouse hair is used on the requirement of finer brushes, to be attached to wooden handles.
Note : As this product is handcrafted there might be a slight color or design variation, which is natural and hence makes the product unique.