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Pattachitra Art & Painting

Pattachitra, also known as Pata, is a traditional painting that originated in the eastern Indian state of Odisha or West Bengal. Pattachitra is a combination of the Sanskrit words "pata" for "cloth" and "Chitra" for "picture." The technique entails painting intricate designs and storytelling on cloth, notably lengthy scrolls known as 'pata.' Pattachitra paintings are defined by various characteristics which set them apart from other art styles. Here are some of the unique characteristics of Pattachitra painting.