The art goes back to the time when there was no Pen or Paper and people recorded everything on palm leaves. The history of writing in India found its true meaning in Palm Leaves. Many tales and epics like Ramayana, Mahabharata, Krishna Leela were originally registered on palm leaves and were passed on for Generations.
Historical Reference at Odisha
The earliest evidence of using Palm leaf in Odisha, is an autographed Buddhist manuscript, “Avatamsaka Sutra”, sent as a gift by Bhaumakara king, Subhakaradeva I to the Chinese emperor Dezong of Tang dynasty dated 795 A.D.
The ancient art innovators at Odisha, refined and devised a new technique of Etching and Painting on Palm leaves. The perfection in painting, the unique engraving style and the knowledge of dyes, makes the art, one of the most creative and mesmerizing art form in India.
Palm leaves are seasoned through a traditional process. The juice of datura leaf is applied onto the palm leaf to make the lines darker & to protect the leaf from the attacks of insects. Thick metal needle with a sharp point is used to inscribe and engrave art on the palm leaf.
Odisha Tala Patra is thinner, more flexible and has excellent durability lasting as long as 600 years.
Belief & Practice
Use of Palm leaf for Auspicious events in form of Wedding Cards, Making Horoscopes is said to have profound positive impact in the life of Individuals.
India has inherited huge treasure of knowledge in form of Palm leaf manuscripts from its ancestors. Odisha is the only state in the country, currently practicing the ancient technique of Palm leaf Engraving & Painting.
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