Jhoti chita

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Jhoti Chita
Jhoti chita.jpg
TypeOdia Art
Mediumrice paste

Jhoti Chita (Odia: ଝୋଟି ଚିତା) is a traditional Odia white art majorly shown in rural areas of Odisha. It is made from rice paste and with a piece of cloth surrounded with a stick is used to create beautiful jhotis.[1] People also use their bare fingers to make jhotis too. Jhotis can be created over the wall and on the floor too.[2]

Usually Jhoti Chita is created in various festivals like marriage, Manabasa Gurubara[3] and Raja.

Now people are being creative and have taken the old traditional art to a new level.[4] Now jhoti chita are being used to make saree prints.[5]


  1. ^ "Jhooti , Gurubara Chitta – Rangoli :- A Symbol of Traditional Odia Culture : Margasira Masa Sesa Gurubar #Odisha #Festival #Odia". eodisha.org. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Chita on the floor OdishaChannel.com". odishachannel.com. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Manabasa Guru Bara and Lakshmi Puja". odialive. 13 December 2012. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Arts and Crafts of Odisha, Sand Art of Orissa, Puri – Silver Filigree Work of Cuttack". www.nuaodisha.com. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Odisha Government Portal". www.odisha.gov.in. Retrieved 29 September 2016.