Author: Dinabandhu Nayak

Ikat weaving is a sort of weaving that is notable everywhere throughout the world. It is broadly known for its perplexing weaving process. This style of weaving utilizes an oppose coloring process as like splash-color. It is a detailed coloring process in which yarn is colored arbitrarily in common crisscross style that is made of cotton or silk textures. Henceforth the last item is a bit of material that is washed and gleamed in vivid plans. Ikat weaving is one of a kind, as it either utilizes the twist or weft to weave a plan design. Now and then they…

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Papier Mache, a work of art which is well known in Odisha, features the ability of Odia artisans to make beauty from waste. Papier Mache translates to bit paper or pulped paper. It is a composite material comprising bits of paper or mash bound with a glue, paste and starch. An art brought to Odia shores by hands unknown, papier mache is used for making masks for various Odia festivals and jatras (open air plays), figurines and small decorative items. How Papier Mache Unfolds The procedure involved in making these shapes is very tiresome. Papers and different common strands are…

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Horn bone art in Odisha is known for its extraordinary features. The craftsmen of Paralakhemundi situated in Odisha’s Gajapati district, make diverse things out of horn bone which are viewed as tokens of rich legacy of Odisha. The art crafts are an amalgamation of work of art and imagination. Origin of the Craft Horn bone of Odisha has been around since the reign of Maharaja of Paralakhemundi Sri Krushna Chandra Gajapati Narayan Deb during 1892. It is said that during a firecracker show a hollow horn was utilized as a holder. That is where the Maharaja watched an interesting trait…

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by Ruchie Das|Published July 25, 2020-Updated July 25, 2020 Saura art is a tribal artform that has its origins in the religious practices of the Saura tribe of Odisha. Traditional saura art is painted painly on mud walls using natural colours and consists of stick figures similar but distinct from Worli art of Maharashtra. Who are Sauras? The Sauras are one of the oldest known tribes of India. They are widely distributed from Bundelkhand in the west to Odisha in the east. But they are found in great compactness on the edges of the Eastern ghats in Ganjam, Gajapati and Koraput District of…

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Settled between a region of thickly forested slopes, profound canyons and mesmerising streams, dwell the Dongria Kondh clan. They get their name from Dongar, signifying ‘hill’ and the name for themselves is Jharnia: defender of streams. The main livelihood of the tribe is to cultivate the slopes of the fertile hills, collect their produce, and pray offerings to the mountain god ‘Niyam Raja’. The profound adoration that the Dongria have for their divine beings, hills and streams is clearly visible in each part of their lives. Dongria Tribes The Dongrias are tribal community residing in the Niyamgiri hills of the…

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by Aishwarya Samanta|Published September 3, 2020-Updated September 4, 2020 Jhoti or Chita is the traditional Odia artform utilized on the floor and walls of homes in rural Odisha. The fingers are utilized as brushes in this fine art. Multifaceted and wonderful floral designs, the lotus, elephants, images utilized in patta chitra discover place in this type of free hand drawing. Little footmarks of goddess Lakshmi are a requirement in any jhoti. Importance in Odia Culture The jhoti or chita are drawn not only with the aim of enhancing the house but to build up a connection between the god and the human. For…

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When he touches stone, stone speaks out. He carves unbelievable and unimaginable sculptures from the heart of the stone. Out of a few sculpture artists of Odisha, who have represented themselves as  eminent artists, Raghunath Mohapatra is a name to be uttered in the list of successful personalities. It is interesting to note that Raghunath Mohapatra was adorned with Padma Shree Award when he was only 23.  With a creative and versatile mind, Mr. Mohapatra puts all of his hardwork and devotion into his work to make it the best. If the craft of sculpture is a lesson then Mohapatra…

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The state-of-the-art Kali Bhoomi museum that spans across 12.68 acres in Pokhariput area of the capital city of Odisha is one among the unparalleled crafts hub in the eastern India. It was set up to fulfil the need for a one stop shop for authentic handicrafts and handlooms of Odisha. Ever since then, the Handicrafts department has worked relentlessly to bring forward the lost and glorious crafts and handlooms of the state before the public. Courtesy – Pinterest Construction of the Kala Bhoomi Museum: Even though the Kala Bhoomi Museum was inaugurated a couple of years ago i.e., on 22nd March…

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Berhampur traditional toy fair is as old as our civilization, but its use has become rare and limited to certain few places in the country these days. The old Lord Jagannath temple located in Khaspa Street in Berhampur, however, is still clinging to the traditional practise and has made toy play one of its most sacred rituals. The Kandhei Yatra is a popular festival held in Berhampur every year and is attached to the rites of the ancient temple of Jagannath. courtesy Virasat-e-Hind Thousands, including children, visit the fair to purchase toys. The festival is observed a week after the…

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Ekamra Haat, a mini Odisha in itself, is the initiative driven by the Odisha state government to help advance Odia handicrafts, in addition to other craftworks from the whole way across India. Likewise, modern architectures of Ekamra Hata have set up in the towns of Puri and Konark. The major motive behind this initiative has been the advancement of artworks by empowering direct promoting opportunities to both urban just as rural craftsmen. courtesy Times of India Construction of Ekamra Hata Set up in 2002 by the Government of Odisha in association with IDCO, Ekamra Hata has grown gigantically famous among…

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