This rare Pattacharita painting is a creation of the chitrakaars from Orissa. A striking contrast in black and white, it represents Lord Krishna atop an elephant which symbolises his flock of gopis fawning over him as he moves on in hs joyride in full regalia. The foliage of the tree in the background the expressions, body gestures, geometrical and floral designs colored with mineral dyes all combine togrther to make this painting opulent and exceptional. Pattachitra is a traditional painting of Odisha, India.These paintings are based on Hindu mythology and specially inspired by Jagannath and Vaishnava cult. All colours used in the Paintings are natural and paintings are made fully old traditional way by Chitrakaras that is Oriya Painter. Pattachitra style of painting is one of the oldest and most popular art forms of Odisha. The name Pattachitra has evolved from the Sanskrit words patta, meaning canvas, and chitra, meaning picture. Pattachitra is thus a painting done on canvas, and is manifested by rich colourful application, creative motifs and designs, and portrayal of simple themes, mostly mythological in depiction. The traditions of pattachitra paintings are more than thousand years old.