palm leaf painting

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Palm leaf painting is a sacred art of Orissa and even to this date the use of palm leaves can be observed. The use of palm leaves earlier were witnessed as manuscripts where the palm leaves were used as writing materials. They were used to record the moments and traditional narratives and also to pass on the knowledge to the forthcoming generations. Palm leaf manuscript is one of the ancient medium of writing in India particularly in Southern India, the practice that has also led to the origination of exquisite Palm Leaf Painting of Orissa. The ancient art creators devised the writing on palm leaves to an art form for etching and painting. It is noted to have begun from the Odisha state that is also known as Orissa. The accurate start of this form of art is difficult to say. However, considering the mention of palm leaf in several literary works and its pictorial representation realized in several sculptures and monuments it is accounted to be the oldest.

The Talapatra chitra or the palm leaf painting is a known art form of the Puri district, Orissa. The fine pictorial depiction makes distinguishes this art form from the rest. The fine lines and overall look and placement of elements stands out in a unique way. Even without the depth or perspective visualization the art work has got its prominence for the two dimensional look and feel. Elements of the art form such as drawings of mythical stories, minimum colors, fine lines and motifs are addition of charm. The postures and detailing are well defined and add to the aesthetical feel. Palm leaf paintings range from eight to twelve inches of width and length can go up to the number of palm leaves added or sewed to one another. The palm leaf are good sign of victory and health hence few prefer to keep the art work made of palm leaf.

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Palm leaf painting is a sacred art of Orissa and even to this date the use of palm leaves can be observed. The use of palm leaves earlier were witnessed as manuscripts where the palm leaves were used as writing materials. They were used to record the moments and traditional narratives and also to pass on the knowledge to the forthcoming generations. Palm leaf manuscript is one of the ancient medium of writing in India particularly in Southern India, the practice that has also led to the origination of exquisite Palm Leaf Painting of Orissa. The ancient art creators devised the writing on palm leaves to an art form for etching and painting. It is noted to have begun from the Odisha state that is also known as Orissa. The accurate start of this form of art is difficult to say. However, considering the mention of palm leaf in several literary works and its pictorial representation realized in several sculptures and monuments it is accounted to be the oldest.

The Talapatra chitra or the palm leaf painting is a known art form of the Puri district, Orissa. The fine pictorial depiction makes distinguishes this art form from the rest. The fine lines and overall look and placement of elements stands out in a unique way. Even without the depth or perspective visualization the art work has got its prominence for the two dimensional look and feel. Elements of the art form such as drawings of mythical stories, minimum colors, fine lines and motifs are addition of charm. The postures and detailing are well defined and add to the aesthetical feel. Palm leaf paintings range from eight to twelve inches of width and length can go up to the number of palm leaves added or sewed to one another. The palm leaf are good sign of victory and health hence few prefer to keep the art work made of palm leaf.

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Dimensions 30.48 × 25.4 cm

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