by Urweti family
This Patachitra Orissa painting is on silk painted in colours of hope black, yellow, blue. Here black represents nigh, yellow the sun, and the colour blue represents day. The colour yellow breaks the black darkness and transforms to bright yellow.Patachitra paintings are painted in profile. Goddess Saraswati is the deity of knowledge and often accompanied by the graceful swan. Patachitra paintings of Orissa are also called as ‘Picture cloths.’ The Traditional Patachitra artists are called ‘Chitrakars.’. Patachitra paintings evolved with the worship of the 12th century temple of Puri, Lord Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra.
In true folk style, Patachitras are being painted on the walls of the village homes and temples since years.