Pattachitra painting of Odisha in Denmark PM’s Residence
Bhubaneswar: Pattachitra paintings of Odisha known for their intricate artwork on a cloth canvas adorn the wall in Denmark Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen’s residence.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is on a visit to Copenhagen got an opportunity to visit PM Frederiksen’s house where she showed her proud possession.
The painting was gifted by PM Modi during her official tour to India last year. The iconic painting depicts the Ram Darbar, events from Ramayana.
Minister of Education and Minister of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan shared images of PM Modi and PM Frederiksen with the Pattachitra painting.
India’s soft power and Odisha’s treasure in the form of Pattachitra painting adorns the Denmark PM HE Frederiksen’s residence. She gave a tour of her residence to Hon. PM @narendramodi ji Woop and showed the painting gifted by PM Modi during her last India visit. Proud moment! pic.twitter.com/bQjzwWWalM
— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) May 3, 2022
The artisans of Raghurajpur, Puri are known for making marvelous pattachitra paintings, tussar paintings, palm leaf engravings, cow dung toys, papier-mache masks, and wood carving and stone carving.
Pattachitra mostly depicts religious themes like Lord Jagannath and Jagannath temple, epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata, Lord Krishna, incarnations of Lord Vishnu among others.