Odisha is a state of arts and culture, these are many art forms are available from ancient days. Some of the handicrafts of Odisha are Appliqué work, Brass and bell metal, silver filigree and stone carving. Other forms include Lacquer, and tribal combs, handlooms and wood and traditional stone carving and many more other handicrafts. Handicraft art is almost in every part of Odisha are available. The whole stretch of Odisha has an exquisite line of beautiful handicrafts. And each piece of that handicraft designed art tells us a story about the art and culture of Odisha. It also states the story that is similar like a documentary of whole Odisha, I.e. from the North Odisha to the Southern Part, from the easternmost region to the westernmost region.
But most famous arts of Odisha are: Dhokra art, silver art, pattachitra, Golden Grass work, art etc.
Dhokra art: this art can be made by mere alloy of brass and bell metal. Indian artist create very good pieces of product. These are mainly made in Khurda, Puri, Dhenkanal and Ganjam districts of Odisha state. The Dhokra art generally symbolizes folk culture and requires a lot of patience. These art pieces of dhokra art are liked by peoples in all over the world.
Golden Grass work: Another piece of beautiful art is golden grass work. The golden yellow baskets, boxes or coasters are the products of this art, Golden grass products are extremely loved amongst all the people in all over the globe. Sometimes the artisans come up with brilliant designs with this grass which makes them a ‘must have’ for the perfect ethnic look for your home.
Horn Works: horn work is very beautiful and important art form in Odisha. These are mainly produced in Parlakhemundi, these are exquisitely designed artifacts made up of animal horns. The inception of this art has been more than a century ago and its popularity have only grown year after year. Many utility as well as decorative things are made in this form and mostly the finished products look very beautiful.
Pattachitra Painting: Pattachitra art or pattachitra paintings are very much liked by peoples of Odisha. The stories of Hindu gods are painted on silk are known as pattachita painting. This unparalleled work of beauty is famous and is produced largely from a village called Raghurajpur,near Puri. This Raghurajpur is an arts village. Now days people from all over the world coming to this place and this becomes a tourist place.
Palm leaf Art: This is another beautiful art of Odisha, it still practiced in some parts of Odisha. The ‘jataks’ or the destiny papers are made up of this and are preserved for generations. Many more utility products are actually etched in palm leaf and shown as a skilled man’s flawless talent! It is one of our oldest traditional arts of Odisha.
So these are some beautiful arts and handicrafts of Odisha.