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Odisha has a long tradition of painting from prehistoric times. Painting in Odisha is still a living tradition. The artists were patronized by landlords and kings, leaving them free to scale new heights in creativity in all fields of visual arts. Odisha had many unique art forms and expert master artisans. Skill have been traditionally passed down generations within the family. However, with not enough returns from traditional arts and diminishing interest from the younger generations of some of the traditional families, the artist lot has been a decreasing population. s. Most of handmade decorative are created by using coconut shell due to their strength. Instead of wasting the coconut shell re utilize the coconut shell by making artistic craft like hanging painted coconut. Coconut shell painting is a fascinating craft and also people use for worship. Coconut shell painting, usually involves acrylic colors which have good properties.


Acrylic paint is a fast-drying paint containing pigment suspension in acrylic polymer emulsion. Acrylic paints can be diluted with water, but become water-resistant when dry. Coconut shell painting is used as a hanging painted coconut. Coconut shell painting is used in shop and home to protect from the evil eye. The specialty of coconut shell painting is that these painting are made by without any rough sketch and it is directly made by using different types of brush with perfect painting. Coconut shell painting involves the Gods and Goddesses of Odisha namely Lord Jagannath (a form of Krishna), Lord Balabhadra and Maa Subhadra, in the colors black, white and yellow respectively, are worshiped. The first process is to fix or tie the thread inside the coconut shell by making hole, before joining the halved coconut shell. Then the halved coconut shell is joined by using white adhesive.


After joining the halved coconut shell, the mud color cloth is wrapped over the jointed portion or middle portion of the coconut shell using synthetic adhesive to avoid breakage. Now the complete shell is prepared to paint. Before starting the painting process the coconut shell is coated with a paste. The paste is prepared by mixing tamarind seed powder and white synthetic adhesive, small amount of water. Once the paste is prepared is applied over the complete shell as a coating. Then the white color acrylic paste is applied over the entire coconut shell as a background for painting. Before starting the painting process, divide the coconut shell as three portions by marking over the coconut shell using pencil. Because the coconut shell paint depicts God and Goddesses of Odisha namely Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Maa Subhadra. Artisan starts painting directly using different types of brush without any rough sketch of the image. Finally, the ornamentation of the painting is made by using 3d cone outliner. So what are you waiting for ? order now these coconut shell crafts.



Made from Coconut Shell
Available size Avg Coconut Size
Item Weight 250gm
Design Lord Jagannath Paintings
Package Contents One Piece of Hand Painted Coconut Shell
Package dimensions 4.5 * 13 Inch
Special notes Due to various types of camera lightings used during photo shoot, the color of the product may sometime vary from the image shown in Odisha Shop. If you have any confusion please reach our to our customer service.
Assembly required NA
Warning Nothing
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