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Dhan Murti – Paddy Craft Art

Hari Krishna Nayak fixing a pair of spectacles on a Gandhi idol

Dhan Murti or the art of making idols with de-husked paddy is an indigenous art of Orrisa that is seeing a revival of sorts after being on the brink of extinction. At a recent craft and art showcase by the Dastkar Samelan Committee to bring forth art through the eyes of the Mahatma I met with a couple from Orissa that claims to be only one of the two families who practice the art of making idols from paddy husk. […]

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