Applique Work at Pipili

Applique Works at Pipli in Puri, Odisha, India

While returning from Sun temple in Konark, we stop at Pipili – famous for applique work. Local residents of Pipli are well known for colorful art on clothes locally known as Chandua. They are also excellent at making colorful umbrellas, decorative wall hangings, carpets, chandeliers, lady’s purses, 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 (Pipili approx. 50 km distance), try to visit Pipili to appreciate this fantastic art. Men of Pipili are more into this art form than women which is new interesting knowledge. The Kings of Pipili set up the village, especially for applique artists. Must visit for sure.