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Art and Crafts

Introduction:-The art and crafts gallery is a vast repository of exquisite crafts and art pieces shaped with consummate skill at the hands of traditional artisans, carvers and painters of the state. Here on display are the representative specimens from the masters hands. We do not claim an antiquarian value on many of the specimens but we boast of a long continued tradition which has added a glow and significance to each of the items on display.

Pata paintings

Pata paintings

There is a huge collection of pata paintings in the gallery. Odisha has an indigenous style of its own in painting as in craft. Bright primary colours bold but graceful lines and thythemic forms are the identifying characteristics of this style... Read More

Silver Filigree

Silver Filigree

Silver Filigree Crafts of Odisha are practised since 15th Century with its own intricate design and craftsmanship. About 2000 artisans only in Cuttack and around continue the tradition of this excellent craft with workmanship. Silver filigree... Read More

Solapith works

Solapith works

Sola a soft cork like reed is turned to various shapes with superb decorations by the master craftsmen of Odisha. The entire decorated structure in Jhulana Jatra is done with Solapith. We have a very small collection of this variety. A... Read More

Masks

Masks

Though Mostly fashioned out of wood, masks occupy a dignified status in the gallery. The wooden painted masks depict Rama Ravana, Angada, Rakshyasa, Hanuman, Bull head, horse Head, Ganesh etc. the wooden masks depicting t he figures of Ramayana are very... Read More

Thrones and Tamzans

Thrones and Tamzans

Thrones, Tamzans and Hauda, the prestigious belongins of the local feudal Lords are displayed in the beautiful diorama accentuate the importance of the section. These articles, plated with silver and gold and fitted with velvet cushion and... Read More

Banpur bronzes

Banpur bronzes

Bronzes of Banpur form are the prize collection of the Museum. These bronzes are the archaeological treasurer, at Odisha State Museum. A separate section suffixing the Archeology gallery should be planned. Bronzes now stored in central store of... Read More

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