The theme of Pattachitra Odia’s painting centres around the Jagannath and the Vaishnava sect. Since the beginning of Pattachitra culture, Lord Jagannath who was an incarnation of Lord Krishna has been the major source of inspiration. The subject matter of Patta Chitra is mostly mythological, religious stories and folklore. Themes are chiefly on Lord Jagannath and Radha-Krishna, different “Vesas” of Shri Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra, temple activities, the ten incarnations of Vishnu based on the ‘Gita Govinda’ of Jayadev, Kama Kujara Navagunjara, Ramayana, Mahabharata. The individual paintings of gods and goddesses are also being painted. These beautiful Pattachitra handpainted dupattas are made with utmost love depicting the mythological scenes.
Pattachitra dupatta is made using the traditional Pattachitra style of painting. The dupatta is typically made from silk or cotton fabric and is hand-painted by skilled artisans using natural pigments and dyes.
The Pattachitra dupatta is known for its intricate designs and vibrant colors, which often depict scenes from Hindu mythology or local folklore. The painting is done using a combination of freehand drawing and stenciling techniques and can take several days or even weeks to complete, depending on the complexity of the design.
In addition to being a beautiful accessory, the Pattachitra dupatta is also a cultural symbol that represents the rich artistic traditions of the eastern state of Odisha, where the Pattachitra style originated. The dupatta is often worn during special occasions and festivals and is considered to be a prized possession by those who own it.