The captivating art of the "Saura", is a folk heritage gifted to us by the Saura tribe of the state of Odisha in India. The paintings are in the form of wall murals which are ancient and are mentioned in the epic texts of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. The Saura tribe holds its customs and rituals through the fine depiction of their religious ceremonies, their history, philosophy and religious practices in their intricate paintings.The art is called Italons or Ikons (or Ekons) because they are dedicated to Idital (also Edital) the main deity of the Sauras.
The Gonds are considered creative people especially the Pardhan Gonds who traditionally served as priests are considered to have renowned skills in different forms of arts- Music, Paintings etc. Their belief that good paintings brings good luck help them to develop mastery in their painting skills over time. This belief is visible in the houses of the community. Gond paintings are narrative of Gond tribe... Let's find out more about it.
PATTACHITRA- a heritage art from Odisha. It is a classic example of amalgamation of mythology- folklore- Hindu deities- vibrant colors- floral border on a cloth, depicting Hindu religions believes on a single canvas. This art is flourished and evolved under the supreme dedication of Hindu sect for Lord shri Jagannath. These paintings were originally said to be used as substitutes for worship on days when the temple doors were shut for the 'ritual bath' of the deity. They are totally handmade and adopt eco-friendly colors for painting. Lets find out more about this interesting style of heritage paintings.....
Gond is a form of painting originated in GONDWANA, now in eastern Madhypradesh and Western Odisha between 13th and 19th century A.D. Besides the common canvas painting embracing Gond art, we can imbibe and acknowledge this art form certainly in different versions and give our home a knack of traditional aesthetics.