Notes on Antique Textiles, Folk Art & Timeless Traditions – Jaina Mishra
Pattachitra is similar to ‘storyboards’ or stories told along with pictures.
The tales depicted are usually derived from epics such as Bhagawat and Ramayana.
In ancient India, this art was created on palm leaves. Such paintings were found in Assam, Orissa, Kerala and Rajasthan in varied forms.
A few images of the pattachitra paintings in the magnificent collection of the Guwahati Museum:
A few pattachitras from Orissa are available in the wovensouls collection here.
Feb 18th, 2011
This post is for Julian Roberts who infected me with his love for antique paintings.