Indian Tin Teapot is often used in local tea stalls and tea vendors on railway stations. It definitely brings nostalgic memories for many of us who have grown in India.
This assorted unique vibrant teapot has been decorated with Indian mythological characters using Patachitra art. It can be used as a decorative accent for your home adding a traditional rustic appeal.
- Tribal Folk Art honouring artisan's rich culture and heritage
- Hand-made by local artisans in India
- Material: Tin
- Decorative item
- Made in India
- Height = 8 inch
- Diameter = 7.5 inch
- Due to the nature of hand-made products, kindly expect slight imperfections. This is not a defect and items are non-refundable due to this reason.
- Care instruction - Wipe clean with a soft dry cloth
About Odisha Folk Art
Believed to have originated as early as the 12th century, Pattachitra is one of the most popular living art forms in Odisha. Odisha also formerly Orissa, is an Indian state located on the south-eastern coast of India. It is famous for its art forms and Hindu temples.
Pattachitra word has been derived from two Sanskrit words - Patta which means cloth, and Chitra which means picture. According to historical evidence, the first forms of Patachitra art originated in the village of Puri.
Over the years, Pattachitra artists have not limited their creativity to canvas and cloth. They painting murals on the walls, plan leaves, ceramic bowls, pens, coasters, plates, wall hangings, key chains, and other house decor items. This art form usually depicts mythological scenes from the Panchatantra, the Puranas, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.
The paintings are adorned with floral borders and mythological characters or scenes from stories. Features of each character are defined with clear dark lines giving them a definite shape and unique appeal. To give focus on the characters and their actions, the background is kept simple. Flower and leaf motifs are the common styling elements used to give a more aesthetic appeal to the artwork. Traditional colours such as red, green, yellow, dark blue, white, and orange are used to define each section of the painting.
Tools like fine brushes, pencils and erasers, scissors, rubbing stones namely Khadar and Chikana are used to create detailed designs.
This popular art form runs in the family. While traditionally this art was created by men, nowadays women of the house also practise this art.