Kalarte Gallery: India

Pata-chitras (paintings on cloth)
from Orissa

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The tradition of pata-chitra painting in Orissa (PDF)
Article from Asian Arts online journal:
Pata-Chitras of Orissa: An Illustration of Some Common Themes

Page 1 (size ca. 4x6)
Page 2 (size ca. 6x8)
Page 3 (size ca. 6x12 - 12x15)

images copyright 2000-2010 Kalarte Gallery and Bernard Cesarone

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Dimensions are approximate; some pictures are out-of-square.

Pictures are framed or unframed as indicated. Framed pictures are framed in a black metal frame, and placed under glass with spacer to separate the painting from the glass.

Durga-Mahishasura Pata-chitra (painting on cloth)
Bhubaneswar, Orissa
ca. 6" x 4"

$26.00 framed
# OR-pc1


Goddess Durga, riding on her lion, slaying the buffalo demon Mahishasura.
Krishna-Putana Pata-chitra (painting on cloth)
Bhubaneswar, Orissa
ca. 6" x 4"

$26.00 framed
# OR-pc2


The baby Krishna suckling the demoness Putana, who had intended to kill him by nursing him from her poisoned breast.
Hanuman Pata-chitra (painting on cloth)
Bhubaneswar, Orissa
ca. 4" x 6"

$18.00 unframed
# OR-pc5


Bharata mistakenly shooting at Hanuman as he carries Mount Gandhamadana from the Himalayas to Lanka, in order to bring the medicinal herbs, which are on the mountain, to revive the injured Lakshmana. (scene from the epic Ramayana)
Yashoda-Krishna Pata-chitra (painting on cloth)
Bhubaneswar, Orissa
ca. 4" x 6"

$26.00 framed
# OR-pc10

Krishna and his mother Yashoda.

Orissa pata-chitras, page: 1 | 2 | 3

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