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Offer: Robot Palm-Leaf Engraving (One-of-a-Kind)

Item Name & Description: Yantra-Purusha Tala Pattachitra: A machine-man palm-leaf engraving by Sri Pachanana Moharana
This is the original palm-leaf engraving used as one of the illustrations for the short story The Nayagarh Incident, featured in The Obliterary Journal commissioned and published by Blaft.

Sri Pachanana Moharana is an award-winning artist of tala pata chitras--traditional palm-leaf engravings from the state of Odisha. The painting begins with careful selection of palm leaves. They are then sun dried, kept in shade for few days and later cut into thin strips of required sizes. With the help of an iron stylus, the designs, which are based on mythological themes, are then etched on the palm leaf. The etching has to be done with utmost care without being too deep or too light.
Once the etching is done, a paste made of bean leaves, charcoal of brunt coconut shells, oil and turmeric is applied on the palm leaf. If the figures have to be in colour, the engraved portions are rubbed and filled with herbal colours. The rectangular strips are then tied together and folded like the japanese fan so as to reveal the meticulous painting when opened. (Source)











Starting Bid: $100

Notes: This amazing, one-of-a-kind piece of art was generously donated by the publishers: Blaft.
Since the artwork is in India, it might take a while to get reach you.

E-mail: nrityangana0 AT gmail DOT com

Bidding starts Saturday, February 21, 2012 at 12:01 a.m. EST (GMT -5) and ends Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Tags: 2012 auction, offer: art, offer: artisan-designed, offer: artwork, offer: chromatic artist, offer: palm leaf engraving
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