About Aantour Art & Crafts , Kolkata
An artistic endeavour
Established in 2010 by Aayan Malhotra, Aantour Art & Craft s is a tribute to Odisha’s unique and traditional art and craft. Malhotra is a 29-year old entrepreneur with an altruistic vision of growth to make India smile with prosperity.
Before his foray into art, Aayan Malhotra started with Aantour Private Limited, a tour and travel company, providing affordable religious packages to the common man. Now five years later, eight new businesses and companies flourish under this banner. The company is today a leading gallery and exporter of Indian arts and paintings.
With a production capacity of 1,000 pieces a month, Aantour Art & Crafts supports skilled, unskilled, and freelance artists engaged in pattachitra paintings and art involving appliqué work, brass, white metal, silver, wood, horn, seashell and stone.
The budding enterprise is also part of various philanthropic activities for members of Odisha’s rural society. The company provides employment opportunities to rural village women and Self Help Group (SHG) foundations.
Aantour Art & Crafts specialises in pattachitra paintings. Patta means cloth and chitra means picture. Pattachitra is the time-honoured art of cloth-based scroll painting from Odisha. Traditionally, these paintings depict stories of Hindu deities. Painters use organic colours and pigments, which are a favourite with organic art lovers and collectors the world over.
Buyers get sharp, finished paintings with bright colours and fine detailing. The artworks are as traditional as they are sophisticated and suit almost all kind of decor and furnishings.