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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.

Horn works

Horn works

The bare remains of the dead animals are shaped to beautiful forms with mirror like polish. The comb is a very common thing of household article made out of horn. The crabs, birds, inkstand, penholders, tiger, crocodile, lion, camel are produced... Read More

Terracottas

Terracottas are the oldest antiquities retrieved through the archaeological excavations. (Right from the nonwheeled cart of-the Mohenjodaro down to the Barapali wheeled toy much changes have been brought in the human history, but still the village... Read More

Golden grass and Grass works

Golden grass and Grass works

The village artisan in rural areas of Odisha make best use of the humblstraw materials like grass tansforming them in to beautiful things of use. From the raw materials the stem of the Khuskhus plant, women make a variety of boxes... Read More

Painted Wood

Painted Wood

Almost all the wooc carvings given with colour are mainly based on Folk forms. The colour scheme is purely in Odisi style. These look dazzling with bright colours of red, yellow, blue, white and black. The chitrakars or the traditional painters... Read More

Wood carvings

Wood carvings

In the gallery are displayed a varieties of wood carvings ranging from classical fragments that once adorned a building or a royal court down to the simplest folk level which carry the spirit of the common mass. The collection includes the... Read More

Stone carvings

Stone carvings

The stone sculptures after a hold contrast to the old sculptural pieces in the Archaeology gallery, remind the visitor of the bygone days of monuments and temples which still sing in silence the aesthetic merits of both patrons and the artisans. These could make inroads... Read More

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