Patachitra are still turned out for the millions of pilgrims who flock the Jagannath Temple. These are cloth paintings executed on a leather-like surface comprising layers of old cotton cloth glued together with a gum made of ground tamarind seed. Apart from the three idols of the temple – Lord Jagannath, his sister Subhadra, and Balabhadra – his brother, the painters depict various religious subjects in a sharp-featured ritualistic form. The final stage involves outlining faces and jewellery in close detail and accentuating sections of the picture with black lines. Eventually the finished article is varnished to protect it from dirt and moisture.