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Painted Wooden Images of Jagannath, Balabhadra, And Shubhadra in The Jagannath Temple of Puri

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Painted Wooden Images of Jagannath, Balabhadra, And Shubhadra in The Jagannath Temple of Puri

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  • Type : Portrait Paintings
  • Color : Multi color
  • Dimensions (LXBXH) in cms of each peice: : 45 x 30 x 0.1
  • Art : Folk Art
  • Length : 45 cm
  • Width :30 cm
  • Height: : 0.1 cm
  • SUPC: SDL919357574

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QUINTI ESSENTIAL PAINTING ON CANVAS

Wall Paintings Patachitra for home decor, An annual ritual in the famous Jagannath Temple of Puri, a beach town in the State of 
Orissa, has given rise to one of Indias most treasured folk art from India, the Patachitra. The origin of the ancient India art Patachitra 
paintings can be traced back to the 8th century AD and it is considered as one of the earliest forms of indigenous paintings. Each 
year, the painted wooden images of Jagannath, Balabhadra,and Shubhadra in the Jagannath temple of Puri are ritually given the holy bath. 
This cleansing leads to the discoloration of the images. Hence, they are removed from the garbha griha (the Seat in the Temple) for 
repainting. During this period, the temple images are substituted with three paintings, depicting the holy trio, on specially treated 
clothes or Patas prepared by the temple painter. Thus the name Patachitra (Sanskrit Pata = cloth, Chitra = painting). Organic colors 
are used in the Patachitras. 
The leaves of plants, flower petals, fruits (like mangooes), ground rocks and even the urine of domesticated animals 
contribute to the production of a variety of shades and hues. The predominant gem like colors that are used are vermilion red derived 
from cinnabar, brick red from red ochre,yellow from orpiment, blue from indigo,green from green leaves, white from conch shell and black from lamp black. Once, the colors are extracted they are combined with gum resin and then used in painting. The brushes used to apply the paint are prepared from plant fibers or animal hair. The depiction of images in a Patachitra is not always uniform.

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