Art & Handicraft in Orissa

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Orissa online shows how Orissa has safe guarded their rich culture for centuries, which is well exhibited by the art and craft of the region. Major Handicraft of Orissa include Pattachitra, Applique, Sand art, Metal work, Silver filigree, Stone carving, making masks etc. Handicraft in orissa is a way of life, a process that transforms […]

Patta Chitra

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Patta Chitra is a religious paintings its come from a small village Raghurajpur near Puri, in Orissa. ‘Patta’ in Sanskrit means ‘Vastra’ or ‘clothings’ chitra means painting.   These paintings are also done on palm-leaf manuscripts. It is a traditional drawing style from Orissa. Images are etched or engraved in dried palm leaves in this […]

Tarakashi

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Tarakashi is a type of silver Filigree . Cuttack is the most popular in world for its filigree works. Its highly skilled art form is more than 500 years old. Its traditionally the art of filigree has attained unconquerable heights of charm and beauty, demonstrating its capacity to remain unspoiled with the passage of time. […]

Chandua

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Chandua (applique )  chandua  is a  poplar handicraft in Pipili, Puri and surrounding area. Each and every family of here is engaged themselves in this applique craft. This is livelihood of most people here. The Craft involves embroidering and stitching of small pieces of colored cloth with motifs of flowers, animals, village scene and traditional […]

Clay Crafts

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The clay crafts of Orissa are also known for the terracotta pottery which is done with refined clay. The clay items that are created by the terracotta process need the partially dried refined clay and then the cast is done. clay items like pots, storage and cooking vessels, images of deities, lamps, figurines, bird and […]

Stone Carving

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From the 6th century onwards, Orissa produced a wealth of sculptural treasure in stone. It is a major handicraft of Orissa. As is evident from the innumerable archaeological monuments, rock-cut sculptures, caves and temples built for centuries and embellished with most beautiful and intricately carved statue and other adornments, the art of carving in stone […]