Nisarga: Tribal Saura Art Depicting Nature

Muna, Raghurajpur,Odisha

 Saura painting is a style of wall mural paintings associated with the Saura Tribals of Odisha. Sauras are among the most ancient of tribes in india and find mention in the Hindu epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata. The Saura wall paintings are called italons or ikons (or ekons) and are dedicated to Idital (also edital) the main deity of the Sauras. These paintings draw upon tribal folklore and have ritualistic importance. Ikons make extensive use of symbolically pregnant icons that mirror the quotidian chores of the Sauras. People, horses, elephants, the sun and the moon and the tree of life are recurring motifs in these ikons. Ikons were originally painted on the walls of the Saura's adobe huts. The paintings' backdrop is prepared from red or yellow ochre earth which is then painted over using brushes fashioned from tender bamboo shoots. Ekons use natural dyes and chromes derived from ground white stone, hued earth, and vermilion and mixtures of tamarind seed, flower and leaf extracts.

Note: These paintings in their true form can be customized as well in a specific size over a specific time frame.

Dimension 18 x 12 inches
Weight0.0 kg
Product Codeacmrpstrsa-39

Category: Pattachitra Painting

Type: Unknown Type

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