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EMBROIDERIES OF INDIA / APPLIQUE WORK OF ODISHA
APPLIQUE WORK
Applique work of Odisha – a background

- Pipili is a small town, situated about 40 kilometers from Puri, Odisha. The income of this town is essentially dependent on the business of its handicrafts of which the applique works are the main source.

- Nowadays, Pipli is globally known as the destination of applique and is where many workers and workshops continue to practice the technique, creating both traditional and contemporary items.

- The Pipli Applique work owes its origin to Lord Jagannath culture during 12th century when applique umbrellas and canopies were prepared by gajapatis for the annual Jagannath's Ratha Jatra.

- It is one of the products that has got Geographical Indication (GI) label, from the Govt of India.