Amazing unparalled example of the art category 'Puri Patta' or Pilgrim's Souvenir
The vivid colors are characteristic of the historical folk art of the region.
The cotton cloth is treated before painting and 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 subject is the story of Jagannath & Balabhadra accepting milk from Manika.
Very Rare Subject.
Rare Red Ground.
Patta from Puri.
Cloth painted and glazed. Framed.
Painting: 50cm x 50cm Frame: 75 x 75 approximately
Age unknown but estimated to be 50-80 years old
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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.