New! Exquisite Indian Tassar Patta paintings now in stock

New! Exquisite Indian Tassar Patta paintings now in stock

Just arrived with us and perfect as a special Christmas gift are a series of beautiful Tassar Patta paintings based on the tree of life design. Tassar Patta is an ancient style of painting from the Orissa region in eastern India. Originally painted on palm leaves using natural pigments, they depict a variety of themes, usually mythical or with religious significance. They were often used to decorate the walls of temples and the palaces of the Maharajas of Orissa, or shown at religious festivals, and they are highly revered as one of the oldest styles of painting in India.

Today the paintings are produced on silk, still a natural material but longer lasting. The highly skilled techniques used to create them are the same as in ancient times, passed down through generations. We now offer eight different paintings, each created by hand and beautifully framed.

Silk Tassar Patta Painting Tassar Patta Tree Painting Indian Silk Painting Detail from Tassar Patta Painting

The paintings are the result of dedicated research by a family of master craftsmen in Orissa, who have a passion for the technique and have been trained in this wonderful, highly detailed style of painting. The family now employs unmarried, often otherwise destitute women in the city of Puri to pass on their skills and craft and to create these exquisite artworks. This provides an income to the women that they would otherwise struggle to achieve.

Each piece can take the artist weeks to produce or, for larger paintings, even months. The work is painstaking and highly detailed, with just a small lack of attention or carelessness likely to spoil a whole painting.

The designs we offer are based on decorative artwork in the Jagannath Temple in Puri. They have become well known in India and beyond and have received several awards from the Indian government.

We are delighted to now be able to offer these unique paintings to our customers and we hope you will appreciate them as much as we do. You can see the full current range under the wall art section of our website or visit our West Yorkshire showroom to see them in person.

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