A beautiful depiction of Lord Vishnu's Ten(10) Incarnations is engraved in this adorable and unique art made up on delicate Talapatra paintings that are made by fine line drawings scribed with a steel stylus on rectangular strips of palm leaves that are delicately strung together. Goddess Laxmi(Vishnu's Wife) Sitting upon a lotus is depicted beautifullyon the top of this painting by engraving & cutting on palm leaf by Orissa craftsman. Palm Leaf Crafts- This is the most ancient craft of Odisha which is depicted by craftsman of Odisha. Palm Leaf Crafts are created by long & broad leaves of Palm Tree. One of the most creative crafts among these Palm Leaf Crafts are Palm Leaf Paintings which are also known as talapatrachitras(Tala means Palm, Patra means Leaves nd Chitra means Illustration). These Palm Leaf Paintings are done by scribing with a Iron Stylus on crisp green-yellow leaves which are delicately strung together with thread in which needle-sharp fine drawings carefully etched and cut out. Mostly these paintings are done to tell great mythological stories and epics. The great epics Ramayana, Mahabharata, Jagannath Purana are favourite subjects of illustration in many art forms, as they are with palm leaf paintings. Stories of gods and goddesses are also depicted with minute details of ornaments, hairstyles, animals, flowers, trees and elements of nature. Most Palm Leaf Paintings are carried out by creative artists who devote their tremendous efforts to create this type of delicate arts. Some of these arts takes upto 6 months for artists to create it.