The state Odisha is full of different types of Handicraft arts. Handicrafts are also very much affects the economy of the state; many people are depending handicrafts for their earnings.
DIFFERENT POPULAR HANDICRAFTS OF ODISHA
Some popular handicrafts of Odisha are Patta Chitra, Sand Art, Metal Work, Silver Filigree, Stone Carving and making Puppets and Masks etc. The skillful artist of Odisha produced best quality handicraft products those are very much popular among peoples in all over the world.
PATTA CHITRA ART
Pattachitra is a very popular handicraft produced by Odia peoples, mostly the Pattachitra products are produced in Puri, there is village named as Raghurajpur located in Puri where people produces good quality Pattachitra products. Mainly the Pattachitra products are the cotton cloths painted with Hindu god Lord Vishnu’s images or Patta chitras are miniature paintings, those are used as wall hangings. The paintings of pattachitra are based on religious themes as their subject matter. Legends of Lord Krishna are mainly depicted on this specially treated cloth known as Patta and the final product is known as Pattachitra.
In different districts like Dhenkanal, Cuttack etc people produced very fine metal art pieces, those are made from brash and the art form is known as Dhokara Art. This is very popular handicraft product made by Odia peoples that is vry much popular in all over the world.
TRAKASHI ART OF ODISHA
There are some artists of Cuttack have also invariably contributed to enrich the tradition art of Odisha known as Silver Filigree or Trakashi Art of Odisha. It is very special type of art in which very beautiful and attractive figures are produced from silver.