In this post we have included best tussar paintings and painted silk sarees pictures. Tussar Paintings are commonly known as Patta Chitra and is quite a popular art in West Bengal and Odisha. It's a traditional art done on a piece of cloth or silk sarees with Lord Krishna stories. Patta means a piece of cloth and Chitra means painting. Various types of cloth materials are used for the patta paintings and the most popular cloths are gauze like cloth, tussar silk and so on. Tussar paintings are theme based art with lot of motifs and bright colors which are made from natural dyes. You can see a distinguished border and intricate designs like those in the temple deities. Patta paintings are known to exist from 5 B.C, where great tales were drawn on a piece of cloth, resembling a scroll, slowly the art was transformed to tussar silk sarees. Odisha is the land of Lord Jaganath, so most patta paintings are stories based on Lord Jaganath and other temple dieties. The artists are known as chitrakars and most of them hail from the village Raghurajpur, which is quite popular for it's craftsmanship. Tussar Silk is usually worn by women for festive occasions, so through these tussar paintings, the artists creativity gathers more recognition.
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