Pattachitra from Odisha

Pattachitra is the art of painting on cloth that is primed and hand finished by the artists themselves. The paintings are also often made on fine tussar silk.  This art form is from Odisha in Eastern India.

The themes used by the artists are inspired by the deities, and associated rituals, of the famous Jagannath Temple. The paintings also illustrate Krishna with his consort, Radha, in different settings. The intricate details found in this form of art are noteworthy, especially as the artist paints directly on his chosen canvas using a fine bamboo brush.