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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.

Metal works

Metal works

Bell metals, Brass works, Bronzes, Dhokra articles and copper products are in the collections of this section.

The brass Radha in a graceful posture cast in pure Odisi style, the colossal brass bull in sheet... Read More

Lacquer work

Lacquer work

Lac, a gum collected from the Kusum trees add in the hue to the bamboo baskets which result in fashionable lacquer baskets and boxes. Beautiful motifs of birds, foliage are painted over the boxes and at times mirrors are also studed to the... Read More

Ivory works

Ivory works

Unlike horn work this craft had a very localised tendency under the patronisation of royal families in Orissa. Even now the collection of ivory being difficult and costly and the carving comparatively hard ivory craft in the State is scanty. In... Read More

Bamboo and caneworks

Bamboo and caneworks

These crafts in various styles are prevalent throughout Orissa. Works of artistic merit prepared by the village artisans find place in the gallery Mention may be made of some important items such as Trays, Hat, Vanity bag, paper cutter... Read More

Applique works

By its richness of colour it resembles very much the Odissi style of colour compositions. No fairs and festivals in Odisha go without a dignified canopy. Canopies, umbrellas, Trasa, Adheni are a few old collections in the gallery. The fragments... Read More

Textiles

Textiles

Odisha has a rich tradition of textile industry. This gallery so far has procured a few royal dresses with zari works of Banarasi saree and another Baluder saree from Bengal. The future collections and their display will reflect the richness and grandeure of the Orissan... Read More

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