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Raghurajpur Part 4: Masked in creativity..


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Ganesha Pattachitra masks

Ganesha Pattachitra masks

There is no exhaustive list of products that are made in Raghurajpur (considering their homes are also works of art). The walls are painted on in their homes, the empty bottles are painted in bright tribal art and Lord Jagannath, (the focal point of their lives) is portrayed on every conceivable medium. So when masks in bright colours and interesting themes beckon, it is hard to resist.

Ganesha paper machier masks

Ganesha paper machier masks

Made with Papier-mâché, Lord Jagannath and his triad were the only themes made initially. Nowadays apart from making faces of other Gods and Goddesses, regular Pattachitra and village themes are also used.

Take your pick from the ones in the pictures. There will soon be lots more available on CraftCanvas.

Twin Pattachitra masks

Twin masks

Durga's Pattachitra mask

Durga’s mask

Tiger Pattachitra mask

Tiger Pattachitra mask

Please click here for more pictures of Orissa- Rath yatra and crafts.


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