Pattachitra Paintings & Pattachitra Art
Pattachitra paintings are made on a special canvas where cotton sarees are layered with a tamarind paste and then coated with clay powder. Such is the expertise of our artisans that once the canvas becomes sturdy, colours are filled in directly without any initial sketches. All colours are obtained from natural sources like lamp soot and powdered conch shells. Each painting can take up to weeks or months to be prepared.