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The name Pattachitra has evolved from the Sanskrit words patta, meaning canvas, and chitra, meaning picture. Pattachitra is thus a painting done on canvas, and is manifested by rich colourful application, creative motifs and designs, and portrayal of simple themes, mostly mythological in depiction.
How is this Made ?
- Making the patta is the first thing that comes in the agenda, and the painters, go about their work in preparing a tamarind paste, which is made by soaking tamarind seeds in water for three days.
- The seeds are later pounded with a crusher, mixed with water, and heated in an earthen pot to turn it to a paste, which is called niryas kalpa.
- The paste is then used to hold two pieces of cloth together with it, and coated with a powder of soft clay stone a couple of times till it becomes firm.
- Soon as the cloth becomes dry, the final touch of polishing it with a rough stone and then a smooth stone or wood is given, until the surface becomes smooth and leathery, and is all ready as a canvas to be painted on.
Mhoksh is delighted to offer complimentary domestic US ground shipping for all orders above $50. We understand your need and pretty much aware that not all the orders can be of 50$. So, a nominal price of 5$ is being charged for orders which are less then 50$.US customers have the option to upgrade their order to either a 1 or 2-day shipping for an additional fee directly provided by UPS.This fee depends on the order and can be evaluated during the shipping options at checkout.Please note that choosing a paying shipping option may not expedite the processing time of your order. All orders are processed in the order they are received.
All our painting (fine arts) are directly shipped from overseas and will take 2 to 3 weeks for delivery. We will contact you for any deviation.If an item you ordered is on pre-order or backorder, the estimated delivery date will be present on the product page at the time of purchase.