Hand Painted Leaf Folk Art Square Wooden Coasters Set of 4 for Home and Office
Material description - Gmelina Arborea Wood
Care description - Wipe with a dry cloth
Size description - Each coaster measures 3.5" x 3.5" x 0.25"
Pattern - Sculpted Print - Floral
Production method - Hand Painted
Style type - Coasters
Feature - Natural colors used
Length - 3.6 inch
Breadth - 3.6 inch
Height - 1.1 inch
Weight - 110 grams
Values - Artisanal
Pack contents - 1 set of 4 coasters
Disclaimer - Every product made from a natural material is unique. Variations in pattern, color and appearance can be expected.
HOW IT'S MADE
This set of four coasters has been beautifully hand painted by patachitra artisans of Odisha using natural and mineral colors. Pattachitra art form is known for its intricate details characterised by mythological narratives and folktales. The tradition of pattachitra paintings is more than a thousand years old. The name Pattachitra has evolved from the Sanskrit words patta, meaning canvas, and chitra, meaning picture. All colours used are natural. Preparing the paints is perhaps the most important part of the creation of Pattachitra, engaging the craftsmanship of the chitrakars in using naturally available raw materials to bring about indigenous paints. The gum of the kaitha tree is the chief ingredient, and is used as a base for making different pigments. Powdered conch shells, for instance, are used for making a white pigment, while lamp soot is used for a black pigment. The root of the keya plant is usually used for making the common brush, while mouse hair is used on the requirement of finer brushes, to be attached to wooden handles.