It originated as a temple art. The artisans of Pipli have their mastery in applique art. Coloured cloths are stitched in various shapes. Saris and other attires are designed with applique work.
Brass and Bell Metal wares occupy a pride of place in Odia society. The artisans are traditionally called 'Kansari'. The workshop is called 'Sala' or shed where the beating, heating and polishing is done. The product range includes cooking ware, utensils, gongs, small bells etc. One of the typical items is the Flexible Brass Fish of Ganjam.
Masks, handbags, toys are produced out of specially made papers all over Odisha that are not only beautiful but strong and durable as well.
Patachitra is a traditional cloth based scroll painting of Odisha. These paintings are based on Hindu Mythology and inspired by Lord Jagannath and Vaishnav sect. All colours used in the Paintings are natural and paintings are made in traditional way by the painters. Patachitra style of painting is one of the oldest and most popular art forms of Odisha.
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