Sri Laxman Paper Mache Mask
Pattachitra Painting of Odisha

Rs. 350.00

Lakshmana was the manifestation of Sheshnag, the divine companion of Lord Vishnu. Apart from being a fierce warrior his devotion and love for his brother Rama was legendary. He is epitome of love, compassion, devotion, sacrifice, obedience and dedication. He was one of the biggest devotees of the Rama avatar of Lord Vishnu. He was married to Urmilla, the younger sister of goddess Sita. He sacrificed his love and kingdom for the sake of protecting lord Rama and goddess Sita when they set on an exile of 14 years. Here the lord is painted yellow with a crown embracing his head. His face covered with a faint pleasantness and a bright smile spread across his face. So bring this mache mask home to enhance the beauty of your wall with this exquisite artwork.

Pattachitra, is a unique painting style from Odisha. Having a mix of classical and folk arts Chitrakars create magic on Patta (cloth), Tussar (silk) and Tado (palm leaves). Raghurajpur, a heritage village, has its entire village practicing this glorious art form "Pattachitra". It is a home to over 300 artisans who have learned and still practice various traditional art forms handed down over the generations. They paint brightly colored mythological stories about Jaganath and other Gods, especially Krishna. Derived from the Sanskrit word patta (canvas) and chitra (painting), pattachitra has its roots in the 12th century. They also make hand painted birds, papier-mâché toys, masks, painted boxes, bottles, trays, kettles, coasters and many more. Fashioned from local materials — palm leaf, coconut, local dyes, mouse hair, stone and wood — this range of art works have a unique beauty and guileless charm. The art works bring even more luster and eye-popping colour to the village.        

Care-  Wipe With Soft Dry Cloth Only

    This is made by the artisans of Raghurajpur in Odisha.

    Heritage
    Pattachitra Painting of Odisha
    Weight
    200 g

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