Applique Work - Wall Hanging
Inspired by the Indian tribal life this beautiful applique piece of Pipli exhibiting the exquisiteness of Odisha‘s crafts-work which have succeeded in creating an irreplaceable place in international market. The applique work or also known as chandua is of several designs and patterns. It involves cutting and stitching of different shades of bright clothes together producing a beautiful design. Even mirrors or embroidery works are added to enhance the charm of the lampshade.
This wall hanging is great gifting idea as well as great decor for this festival season.
Traditional Applique Work of Pipli village, Odisha ascribes its origin to the Jagannath cult. Patronized by kings and nobility of Odisha, applique work at one time had reached the artistic heights of excellence.These applique work are used in the flags of Jagannath temple, and during the rathjathra festival.
This exquisite craft is usually practiced on red, purple, black, yellow, green and white fabric. The craftsman first prepares the base material in the shape of square, rectangle, and circle or oval which forms the background for the pieces of art. Over the patched and stitched material embroidery design will made using needle by different coloured threads and mirrors. The metal or mirrors are added to the cloth only after that the embroidery is stitched. The actual grace of appliqué craft lies in its intricate stitches namely, bakhia, guntha, turpa, chikan and other very delicate and esoteric embroidery techniques.