Unidentified Art village - Raghurajpur(Orissa)
Also known as “the heritage Crafts village”
It is located in Puri District, State – Orissa, Country – India.
It is a small village situated near Puri, Orissa, Indiaknown for its master Pattachitra painters.
Art and Craft works:
List of works carried out by the villagers –
1, Pattachitra paintings
2, Tussar paintings
3, Stone Idols
4, Traditional Masks
5, Papier Mache
6, Cow dung toys
7, Wooden toys and sculptures
8, Palm leaf engravings
As mentioned above village have series of temples dedicated to local deity Bhauasuni and other familiar gods like Radha Mohan, Gopinath, Rghunath, Laxminaryayan and Gouranga.
The works done by these people are marketed in different parts india specially in Delhi hut, Delhi, Kolkata, Shilparamam, Hyderabad and even exported to different countries.
About local people:
People in this village are very friendly and cooperative. The kind of welcome you are going to receive on your visit will be unbelievable and pleasing.
The kind of love and affection shown by them will make you feel like you are in a family.
Not a single villager will force you to buy their products Instead will request you to see them and explains very carefully about the way it is being done.
Good news for travelers and art lovers:
People who want to come, enjoy and experience the village life can stay along with villagers in their houses, eat what they usually eat( which usually consist of pakhalo bhaata – cooked rice soaked in water, vegetable fries, dalma – very famous Orissa dish made of different vegetable and pulsese, dry fish (Non veg) etc), live in the way they live without having to pay anything to them.
Those who want to learn their art craft works are always welcome. They will teach you all the methods and techniques of doing it.
These people travel to different places of India to teach them their art and even foreigners come to this village learn their art and experience their life.
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Art and Craft
It's a great place to explore specially for students of Fine arts and Architecture.
Here they can learn different types and styles of Odhisa art in a very traditional way.
People are very friendly and cooperative over here.
Visitors can live with them and can get taste of their lifestyle that too free of cost.
Amazing place to be explored