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The beauty and heritage of Pattachitra art: A Cultural Heritage of Odisha

Pattachitra art is a traditional style of painting from the Indian state of Odisha. It is known for its vibrant colors, intricate details, and depiction of mythological stories and deities. The word "pattachitra" literally means "cloth picture" in the Odia language, and the paintings are typically created on cloth or palm leaves. The colors used in Pattachitra paintings are derived from natural sources such as crushed precious stones, tree bark, and powdered pigments. The Pattachitra style of painting has a long and rich history, with roots dating back to the 5th century AD. It was traditionally created by a community...

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