Palm leaves Manuscripts are being part of Indian civilization from the ancient ages. The oldest such manuscript is preserved is dated of 9th century. Palm manuscript and arts are the medium of communication, its treated as text book and notes which is used for rituals, prayers and narrate epic mythic stories through pictorial designs.  One of the most ancient crafts of the world, etching and paintings on the palm leaf still thrives in the various parts of India.

The art originated when written communication began. Messages and manuscripts were written on the palm leaf to be disseminated. Gradually the trend to decorate the text with images began and it became an art in itself. The ethnic art were still one of the most respected ones there and is practiced by the artist across the India.

 

 
The ethnic art form essentially consists of inscribing letters and artistic designs on palm-leaf, mostly cut into standard sizes and held together with two wooden plank covers stringed through a hole in the centre. To prepare the palm leaf, the unripe leaves of the palm tree are first cut and semidried. They are then buried in swamps for 4-5 days for seasoning and the dried in shade. These are then stitched or stringed together as per the need. At times they are stitched after the etching is complete. 

 

 

Etching is done within lines using an iron pen on leaf strips. A paste made of bean leaves, charcoal made of burnt coconut shells, til oil and turmeric is rubbed on the etching that highlights the figures. Colors are hardly used in this are, whatever are used as fillers and in very subdued tones. Vegetable and mineral colors are used for painting.

The artists of palm leaf etchings capture the themes of mythological incidents, Gods and Goddesses figures complete with details of hair style and dress, animals, flowers and trees etc. Radha and Krishna, Durga, Ganesha and Saraswati are the most commonly used themes. Stories and incidents of Mahabharata, Ramayana and other epics are also etched. The paintings and drawings also present excellent scenes of nature.

For the survival of ancient art is part of initiative of Craftestic. To make Palm leave art popularize and make it a modern days utilities and make it as part of household is what our objectives. From the Palm leaf art we brought many magnificent collection and make selling process ease for the Palm leaf artist.  With keeping in modern day test with the ancient method this unique spellbind certainly a worth for the money. It can be used as decorative product for house or as utilities. These scared leaf narrate stories of god and goddess, creator and nature evidently bring fortune to your home. Fill your place of living with the sanity environment..