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Traditional Patachitra from Orissa by Priyanka Mishra
e-mail: priyanka_m2005@rediffmail.com

August 2006

Patachitra by Priyanka Mishra - Ganesha - 10x8in on tussar silk
Patachitra by Priyanka Mishra - Ganesha - 10x8in on tussar silk
Patachitra by Priyanka Mishra - Ganesha - 10x8in on tussar silk
Patachitra by Priyanka Mishra - Ganesha - 10x8in on tussar silk
Patachitra by Priyanka Mishra - Ganesha - 10x8in on tussar silk
Patachitra by Priyanka Mishra - Ganesha - 10x8in on tussar silk
Patachitra by Priyanka Mishra - Krishna - Makhan Chor - 20x7in on tussar silk
Patachitra by Priyanka Mishra - Krishna - Rahasa - 20x7in on tussar silk
Patachitra by Priyanka Mishra - Krishna - Lord Jagannath - 20x7in on tussar silk
Patachitra by Priyanka Mishra - Krishna - Kalia Dalan - 16x12in on tussar silk
Patachitra by Priyanka Mishra - 7x5in on tussar silk
Patachitra by Priyanka Mishra - 7x5in on tussar silk
Patachitra by Priyanka Mishra - Krishna - Kalia Dalan - 12x16in on tussar silk
Patachitra by Priyanka Mishra - Krishna - Rahasa - 8x23in on tussar silk



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The Process of painting patachitra begins with the preparation of canvas (pata). Processing of cotton canvas starts from dipping of cotton in a solution of crushed imli seeds and water for 4-5 days. The cloth is then taken out and sun dried. After cotton is dry, a paste of chalk powder, imli and gum is applied on both side of the layered cloth and it is sun dried. After drying, khaddar stone is rubbed on the cloth several times for smoothening the canvas. When canvas is smooth then chikana stone is rubbed for shinning the cloth.

The materials used in ancient time to make this painting were vegetable, earth and mineral sources. Black color out of lampblack; Yellow from haritali stone and red from hingal stone, White from conch shell ; Green from leaves like neem ; Brown from geru stone.

- Traditional Cloth-Based Painting by Prof. Bibhudutta Baral,Divyadarshan C. S. and Manasa K H NID, Bengaluru - Dísource