In Odisha, a unique type of art form is developed at Puri . But it spreads all over the world. To carve a sand sculpture, the raw material is the only clean and fine grained sand mixed with water.
Stone Carving is a very major handicraft of Odisha. 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..
Khandua (Also Maniabandi or Kataki) is a traditional “bandha” or ikat sari produced from Odisha worn by women during wedding and a special type of which is worn by Jagannath.
Sambalpuri sarees are known for their incorporation of traditional motifs like shankha (shell), chakra (wheel), phula (flower), all of which have deep symbolism, but the high point of these sarees is the traditional craftsmanship of the ‘Bandhakala’, the Tie-dye art reflected in their intricate weaves, also known as Sambalpuri “Ikkat”.
Horn articles of Odisha are mystical and are blended with a superb design. Their lively appearance and dynamism vie with the real objects of nature.
‘Applique’, which is a French term, is a technique by which the decorative effect is obtained by superposing patches of coloured fabrics on a basic fabric, the edges of the patches being sewn in some form of stitchery.
Bande Utkala Janani (Odia:ବନ୍ଦେ ଉତ୍କଳ ଜନନୀ) is an Odia patriotic poem written by Kantakabi Laxmikanta Mohapatra. When Odisha became independent on 1 April 1936, this poem was made the state anthem of Odisha.
Clay crafts of Odisha are predominantly practiced by the tribal people of Odisha. The terracotta art has given the artisans of Odisha involved in clay craft, a fresh enthusiasm and to exude their craftsmanship.
Odisha has a long history of cultural heritage going back to the 4th century BC. Odisha has made its mark in every field of craft in the past and continues to do so even now.
Tarakasi is a type of silver Filigree work from Cuttack, a city from Odisha in the eastern part of India.