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  The word pattachitra is reclaimed from the Sanskrit word pata, usually means a cloth piece, Chitra means painting or picture. . The subject matter of Patta paintings is limited to religious themes. The stories of Rama and Krishna are usually depicted on the pattas. “Rasa Lila”, “Vastra Haran”, “Kaliya ...

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Appliqué Art of Odisha

Though ‘Appliqué’, is a French term, appliqué work in Orissa also originated as a temple art. A technique by which the decorative effect is obtained by superposing patches of coloured fabrics on a basic fabric, the edges of the patches being sewn in some form of stitchery. The artisans of ...

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Arts & Crafts of Odisha

Orissa treasures an opulent artistic heritage that has specimens from the temple architecture as well as the edifices. Due to the reigns of many different rulers in the past, the culture, arts and crafts of the state underwent many changes, imitations, assimilations and new creations, from time to time. Skillful ...

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