Odisha Pattachitra Online Workshop
Indic Inspirations brings to you the 1st Workshop for the month of May, “Odisha Pattachitra”. Artisan Pramod Kumar Maharana will be arriving in Pune from Puri, Odisha to teach us this Folk Art with lots of techniques & stories. This art is done on palm leaf as well as silk, thus it is also known as Odisha Palm Pattachitra.
It is going to be a Zoom Online Session. The participants registering for the Zoom online session will get a kit delivered at their doorstep.
Date, Timings & Venues are as follows :-
- SUNDAY, May 15th-10 am to 1 pm - Zoom Online (Kits will be delivered at your doorstep)
Registration Fees :- ₹ 1800/- Only
Don't miss out on this beautiful art form, share with your friends & family.
For Details: - WhatsApp/Call: - +91 8411875144
The Pattachitra, one of the fascinating art forms of Odisha has a tradition that goes back centuries. As a religious art form it evolved from the temple rituals, more specifically from the temple of Jagannath at Puri and elsewhere in Odisha. In the art of Odisha Pattachitra the drawing is done by hand engraving on the palm leaf using iron stylus- an iron pen. A paste made of bean leaves, charcoal made of burnt coconut shells, til oil and turmeric is rubbed on the etching that highlights the figures. Vegetable and mineral colors are used as fillers and in very subdued tones.
Pattachitra is a generic term for the traditional scroll painting typically undertaken in the state of Odisha. Dating back to the 12th century AD, this art form was traditionally made on fabric or leaves while the colors were extracted from natural stones, conches and lamp soot. The motifs are typically mythological in nature with emotive facial expressions and were originally used as offerings to Lord Jagganath.
The Maharana brothers were introduced to this art form by their father at very early age and later they got trained by the master artists Jaganath and Dinabandhu Mahapatra. They continue the craft traditions in spite of very meager incomes and extreme hardships. The maharana brothers traveled and demonstrated the Pattachitra craft in Europe (Germany).
Borrowing from the contemporary style, they have introduced newer designs. While tradition dictates for palm leaves to be attached in the form of scrolls, they have widened the scope of the practice. Now, Pattachitras come in shapes of wall hangers, bookmarks and even game boards.
Prafulla Kumar Maharana, Pramod Kumar Maharana and Prakash Kumar Maharana - skilled veteran brother artists from Nayaka Patana village, Puri, belong to a family of accomplished chitrakars and specialize in Pattachitra & Silk Painting. The Maharana family is a joint family where the three brothers live with their parents, wives and children (total nine members).