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PALM LEAF PAINTING

Palm Leaf Painting is one of the most ancient crafts of the world, etching and paintings on the palm leaf still thrives in the state of Odisha in India. Called Talapatrachitras there. The art originated when written communication began. Messages and manuscripts were written on the palm leaf to be disseminated. Gradually the trend to decorate the text with images began and it became an art in itself. Vegetable and mineral colors are used for painting. The artists of palm leaf etchings capture the themes of mythological incidents, Gods and Goddesses figures complete with details of hair style and dress, animals, flowers and trees etc.