The Traditional Applique Work of Pipli in Odisha
Pipli applique work is a traditional patchwork made by hand by the artisans of Odisha. The traditional applique work of Pipli has gained world fame. Pipli applique work is a type of Indian embroidery work in which pieces of colored and patterned fabric are cut into different shapes / sizes. These pieces are stitched on a plain fabric which forms a composite pattern / piece.
Pipli is a small village on the east coast of Odisha, near Puri. It lies in the Golden Triangle of Odisha that include Puri, Bhubaneswar and Konark. The village derived its name from the name from a Muslim saint named Pir Palli.
Pipli applique work includes a wide range of items like hanging lampshades, wall decorative, handbags, traditional fans, canopies, bed / cushion covers, garden umbrellas, wall hanging letter holders and many more.