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A rare set of 15 ‘Puri Patta’ or Pilgrim’s Souvenirs with a variety of subjects all related to the important spiritual stories of Krishna that are popular in Odisha
The vivid colors are characteristic of the historical folk art of the region.
The base is treated after painting with lacquer to protect the paint. Jatripattis were done by reed pens and had bold lines. Jatripattis are religious souvenirs of the kind that were given to the pilgrims who visited Jagannatha temple in Puri until the start of the century (1900s). The old methods of painting have now been discontinued.
Hindus have four important pilgrimage spots -known as ‘Chaar Dhaam’ that a devout Hindu ought to visit during his lifetime. The Jagannath temple of Puri is one of them.
The subjects include Krishna, Jagannath & Balabhadra
Very rare set probably commissioned.
Rare Red Ground.
Age unknown but estimated to be 50-80 years old
Each is 14 x 11cm
See a lot recently offered on Christie’s here
LITERATURE REFERENCE :
Similar JatriPatti seen on Page 98, ‘Ritual Art of India’ by Ajit Mookerjee, Thames & Hudson.
1) LACMA museum [ SEARCH “PURI”]
3. Ashmolean Museum of Art & Archaeology, Oxford
4. Art Gallery NSW Accession number 583.1996
This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.