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Hunting Scene Book Mark

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Hunting Scene Book Mark

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The book mark is a fine piece of Saura art. The illustrations on palm leaf are done by a Kolha tribe boy, Shri Kedar Bagun Leyangi. He has etched fine lines to present different scenes from village like, hunting, shooing away the elephant and working in groups.
5.5 x 1 Inches

Palm Leaf

Do not fold


Palm leaf paintings of Odisha are one of the most ancient art forms. They are of two types-One with simple engravings or illustrations in pure line on palm leaf and other engraving with colour filling. The design and images are etched on the surface of Palm leaf using a sharp pen or stylus like object. Ink or concoction of charcoal of burnt coconut shell, tumeric and oil is then poured along the lines, the lines are now defined. Vegetable dyes are also added to give these painting some colour., but these paintings are mostly dichromatic ( black and white).

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