India is a land of rich cultural heritage as well it is the birthplace of various land forms. And Indian art forms mostly depicts about the stories of our purana. It talks about our deities and beliefs.Traditional Paintings are classified in four main groups here such as Mural,Patachitra Painting, Palm Leaf Painting and Paper Painting. The Pata Painting has deep connection with the cult of Sri Jagannatha,Krishna Leela, Stories from Ramayana and Mahabharata. one artist ( Now I have forgotten his name and I am truly sorry for that ) has told us that how they develop natural colours from rock, soil and flowers and use them as colouring agents. Pata chitras are done over palm leaves,tussar,betels,coconuts and even over glass bottles nowadays. We were stunned to see their abilities and creation. We were mesmerized to hear their stories and achievements but how they are not receiving enough monetary support. We had bought a few artifacts and came back to PURI in the afternoon. It was one lifetime experience.
P.S. please don't bargain with the artists while collecting or buying art. Because the efforts and hard work they put in while creating such gems,they deserve that much of remuneration from your side..