Pattachithra Paintings - a renowned tribal painting of Odisha

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Originally practiced by the people belonging to the Mahapatra or the Maharana (professional painters) caste of Odisha (Orissa), Pattachithra is a renowned tribal painting which has its roots in the worship of Lord Jagannath.

Stories from the Ramayana, Mahabharata and of Radha and Krishna are taken as themes for pattachitra. The name pattachitra roughly means painting in cloth. The video is taken from the Kolkata Book Fair in West Bengal, India.

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