Pothichitra : Palm Leaf Miniatures

We travelled through the interiors of Odisha to know more about the heritage art forms of the state.Pothichitra is a traditional art-form of Odisha in which the artists use palm leaves-processed, tied and sewed together- instead of a paper, while Pattachitra uses old sarees for making canvas. We met up with artists, who helped us completely understand the intricacies involved in the production and marketing of these paintings. Read on to know more about Pothichitra and Pattachitra, and the simple artisans from the villages of Nayak Patna and Raghurajpur who create these magnificent pieces of art. Read more