Brajkishore Bariki

Talapattachitra: Ramayana and Krishna’s Story

A talapattachitra (incised palm leaf manuscript) detailing episodes from the Ramayana and the life of Krishna. Prominent panels include the Rama-Durbar (court of Rama), the war in Lanka, Krishna playing his flute as a cowherd and Kaliya-daman, among others. Smaller roundels depicting smaller episodes from the stories cover up the rest of the space.

Pattachitra: Story of Jagannath

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… Read more »