Palm Leaf Engraving

Palm leaf craft is Odisha's soul art, which is being practiced as early as the beginning of Odisha's history

Ukrista kalasya desha iti utkalaha,,,,,, this Samskrutam slokah from skanda Purana perfectly matches with the wonderful ageless Odia classic civilization.

Palm leaf craft is Odisha's soul art, which is being practiced as early as the beginning of Odisha's history, "Ukrista kalasya desha iti utkalaha",,,,,, this Samskrutam slokah from skanda Purana, perfectly describes the artists and art forms of Odisha, The beautiful complex etches on dried palm leaves are richly illustrated with images from, Ramayana, Mahabharata, several other historical stories and deities, specially glorifying Lord Jagannatha. 

It was customary to present Chitra Pothi of the Gita Gobinda to kings and important people on Vijaya Dashami.

The process of the palm for engravings starts with procuring the palm leaves which are plucked from palm trees and are left to dry and get harden, they are then cut to equal size and stitched together to form a foldable surface, Images are then traced using black and white ink with an iron stylus, 

A paste made of bean leaves, charcoal made of burnt coconut shells, til oil and turmeric is rubbed on the etchings that highlights the figures, Colour is very rarely used in the craft, but when used, it is subdued and made of natural pigments. These panels cam also be easily folded like a fan and packed in a compact pile for better conservation. 

One of the most adorable topics that have inspired the Indian Artists for millennia is the divine rasa of Lord Krishna with his beloved Radha and Gopis of Vrindavan . The Odia artists of palm leaf are not exceptions, for generations they have been illustrating the divine rasa in the palm leaf canvas. 


Dasa Avatara on Palm Leaf with Rasalila

Dasa Avatara on Palm Leaf with Rasalila

Lord Krishna, Rasalila  with Dasa Avatara of Lord Vishnu Mastya or fish, Kachhapa or tortoise, ..

Rs 1,329.00 Rs 1,500.00

Dasa Avatara Palm Leaf engraving carving with Bakasura Badh in the centre

Dasa Avatara Palm Leaf engraving carving with Bakasura Badh in the centre

Bakasura badh (बकासुर बध), elimination of the demon who came in form of a baka (stork) by lord krish..

Rs 1,329.00 Rs 1,499.00

Ganesha in centre with Dasa Avatara around on Palm Leaf

Ganesha in centre with Dasa Avatara around on Palm Leaf

Ganesha in the centre with Dasa Avatara  of Lord Vishnu Mastya or fish, Kachhapa or tortoise, B..

Rs 1,329.00 Rs 1,499.00

Lord Ganesha Plam Leaf engraving

Lord Ganesha Plam Leaf engraving

Lord Ganesha etched in black on palm leafPalm leaves are arranged in strips, stitched together and f..

Rs 999.00 Rs 1,149.00

Palm Leaf Buddha in sitting position

Palm Leaf Buddha in sitting position

Buddha in sitting position etched in black.Palm leaves are arranged in strips, stitched together and..

Rs 950.00

Palm Leaf engraving Goddess Saraswati

Palm Leaf engraving Goddess Saraswati

Goddess Saraswati etched in black on palm leaf.Palm leaves are arranged in strips, stitched together..

Rs 950.00

Palm leaf engraving Tree of Life

Palm leaf engraving Tree of Life

Tree of life - symbolises the importance of flora in the ecosystem. Plants are given a lot of import..

Rs 1,329.00

Palm leaf wall hanging  Home Decor of Lord Ganesha

Palm leaf wall hanging Home Decor of Lord Ganesha

Palm-leaf wall hanging & Home Decorative of Lord Ganesha. Its made from 100% eco-friendly m..

Rs 495.00 Rs 595.00

Rasa Lila on Elephant made by Gopis (गोपी) palm leaf engraving

Rasa Lila on Elephant made by Gopis (गोपी) palm leaf engraving

Palm Leaf engraving, atraditional art of coastal regions of Odisha in which figures are drawn on str..

Rs 949.00 Rs 1,100.00

Rasalila in centre with Dasa Avatara

Rasalila in centre with Dasa Avatara

Lord Krishna, Rasalila with Dasa Avatara of Lord Vishnu Mastya  or fish, Kachhapa or tortoise, ..

Rs 1,329.00

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