Patta-chitra means painting on cloth/patta. It has flourished in Odisha since earlier than 15th century.
Earth, stone, and mineral colours are used for painting on patta or specialised canvas medium prepared organically for painting such as: vermillion red- hingula (cinnabar); brick red- geru (red ochre); yellow- hartala (orpiment); white- sankh (conch shell); black- lamp black; gum resin- kaintha plant etc.
For Sarees/stoles/dupattas/fabric : Fabric colour is used, so that the color remains steadfast.
Some of the popular themes are Radha-Krishna, Mahabharat, Ramayana, Lord Jagannath, Dasavatar etc. Our beautiful mythological tales are often told by Pattachitra paintings. Here is a blouse with two big fishes made at the back, and two for the sleeves. Fishes not to be eaten, but to be adored and admired for their beauty! We are keeping alive our Pattachitra Heritage by encouraging these paintings to be made on fabrics and sarees. Join us in helping our supremely talented Pattachitra artisans to grow! Please note that delivery will be done after 7 days of placing your order, as a fresh blouse will be made just for you so we need time to create the awesomeness for you!
The pasapali saree worn by model can be purchased here- 19 KUTHI PASAPALI SILK SAREE