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Hoary Past Bhubaneswar Puri Konark Cuttack
Jajpur Paradeep Berhampur Chilika Lake Chandipur
Keonjhar Dhenkanal Phulbani Balangir Jeypore
Similipal National Park Sambalpur Rourkela Rayagada Bhawanipatna
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HANDICRAFTS

Orissa is known for its exquisite handicrafts. Some of them are :-

Silver Filigree : Orissa’s fine and delicate silver filigree work is one of the best in the world. Cigar boxes, jewellery, baskets and decorative trays are some of the popular shopping items.

Horn Work : Found mainly in Parlakhemundi and Cuttack, the most popular piece is the long-legged stork.

Pattachitra : This folk painting is an ancient and unique craft. Pictures of animals, flowers, gods and demons are painted on a specially prepared surface.

Matalware : Various brass and bell metalware items, from utensil to decorative pieces are available all over Orissa.

Applique Work : Made in Pipli near Bhubaneswar, this involves cutting of colourful fabrics in the shape of flowers, birds and animals; stitching them artistically on coloured cloth. The most popular items are the colourful canopies, awnings and garden & beach umbrellas.

Stoneware : Popular stoneware article include black stone bowls and plates of Khiching, multi-coloured stone statuettes, and delicate soapstone statuettes available in Puri.

Silk and Cotton Handlooms : The charm of silk and cotton handloom fabrics and sarees of Orissa is well known. Sambalpur and Cuttack Sarees are unique. Fabrics for dresses, furnishings, bedspreads and table-cloth are also available. Orissan paintings are also done on tussar silk.

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