This is an Orissa Pattachitra detailing the Jagannath temple in Puri, along with other scenes from the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. The pattachitra tradition is an indegenous artform of Orissa, where religious paintings are done on a canvas created with cotton cloth (called patta). The colours emploed are also natural – derived from various minerals and stones. In this particular patta the top and lower-most registers include the ten icaranations of Vishnu (Dashavataras) and the main shrine houseing Jagannatha, Balarama and Subhadra are shown to be worshipped by Brahma and Shiva.
TitleStory of Jagannath: Pattachitra
Periodc. 21st century
ArtistAkshaya Kumar Bariki, Brajkishore Bariki
MediumGum Tempera on Cloth
Dimensions124.7 cm x 78.9 cm
Genre: Indigenous & Tribal Art