Applique Works at Pipli in Puri, Odisha

Applique Works at Pipli in Puri, Odisha

While returning from Sun temple in Konark we stop at Pipli – famous for applique work. Local residents of Pipli are well known for colorful art on clothes locally known as Chandua. They are also excellent in making colorful umbrella, decorative wall hangings, carpets, chandeliers, ladies purse, pillow covers and many other attractive items. Pipli is well known all over the World for artistic applique work. If you are at Puri town (approx. 50 km distance), try to visit Pipli to appreciate this fantastic art. Men of Pipli are more into this art form than women that is a new interesting knowledge. The Kings of Pipli set up the village specially for applique artists. Must visit for sure.


  1. Antonina says:

    Fascinating! I would be curious to see an umbrella with a similar design. Thanks for the post, if I’m ever at Puri, I’ll make sure to visit this place.

  2. Prasad Np says:

    I too have been there and you refreshed the memories.. I am yet to write my Odisha series… some motivation is coming from your blog 🙂