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. This theme of Odissi Dancers pattachitra saree, handpainted on black pure and fine mulberry silk base is a delight to wear during any occasion! In the pics, the last two are of the blouse piece! Flaunt it with pride!
Note: Dancer figures are added along the borders as extra work, which looks different than the given pics. Please video call at 9937017033 for better clarity, if needed, before making the purchase.