Ratha Jatra Pattachitra Silk Saree
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.
This exclusive Pattachitra handpainted silk saree has the Rathas/Chariots of the three siblings Lords,alongwith 3 beautiful Odissi dancers handpainted at the end of anchal! The saree base is pure mulberry silk saree handwoven in Nuapatna. The body has splendid butis too,such as the symbols of Lord Jagannath-sankha,chakra,gada,padma!While the actual Ratha sizes range from a whopping 43 to 45 feet height, the chariots painted here are almost 83cm in length.
Mesmerizingly beautiful & adorned by global Odissi Dance icon & himself a great devotee of Lord Jagannath- Saswat Sir in these pics,we feel honoured & divine to present this masterpiece to the world!