Beautiful example of the art category 'Puri Patta' or Pilgrim's Souvenir from Jagannath Puri
The vivid colors are characteristic of the historical folk art of the region.
Cotton cloth is treated after painting with lacquer to protect the paint. 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) and painted with reed pens.. 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 of the painting is the story of Krishna overpowering Sesh Nag
Very Rare Subject in Pattas from Jagannath Puri.
Rare Red Ground. Painted Red on the back as well.
43 x 30.7cm / 16 inches x 11 inches
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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.