Pipili also decorates the chariots used by Lord Jagannath, his siblings, during the annual Ratha Yatra. It is also used to perform other rituals associated with the Lord. Pipili was founded as an artisan’s village in Odisha during the Somavamsi ruling dynasty in the 10th Century. The art shows the perfect integration of Odisha's culture. The appliques were primarily made by Muslim artisans and are adorned by Lord Odisha.
The applique work can be used in many ways, from wall hangings and lanterns to umbrellas and bags to pouches and bedspreads.
You can make a pit stop at Pipili village located just a kilometer off the National Highway 316 linking Bhubaneswar with Puri. Meet the artisans and shopkeepers, and learn more about this special art form.
Pipili can be described as a town or NAC in Puri district, Indian state of Odisha. It is renowned for creating stunning Applique handicrafts. It is famous for its colourful fabrics.
It is 36 kilometers from Puri. 18 kilometers from Bhubaneswar. The junction where the Konark highway branches from Bhubaneswar towards Puri.