In this Palm Pattachitra painting, Dashavatar- the ten incarnations of Vishnu are aesthetically drawn using fine lines and etched on palm leaf. Â Kalia demonÂ has been drawn at the centre of this painting whereÂ Lord Krishna killsÂ KaliaÂ in the waters of River Yamuna. Â The richly made floral design in between the avatars adds further charm to this beautiful piece.Â
The painting has been made in true Orissa style of traditional Palm Leaf Paintings. One can see the minute details in it. Truly a masterpiece!Â
In the zigzag folds of crisp palm leaves, delicately strung together with thread, are needle-sharp fine drawings carefully etched and cut out,Â telling stories from great mythological epics.Â Known asÂ Talapatrachitras, (tala â€“ palm, patra â€“ leaf, chitra â€“ illustration) these palm leaf paintings hold a world of tales and secrets, beautifully depicted by the artists of Orissa.Â
The painting is done by Praksash Kumar Maharana,Â a veteran Pattachitra artist of Odisha State.