applique work in Odisha originated as a temple art. The artisans of Pipli have their mastery in applique art. Here coloured clothes are stitched in various shapes. Sarees and other attires are designed with applique work, which has gained a lot of popularity in the International market. Tiny mirrors are stuck or stitched by thread embroidery to create a remarkable work of art. Applique garden umbrella, Applique cushion cover, Pipili Chandua, Applique lamp shade, Applique handbags & purses are made at Pipili town of Puri District of Odisha, India. Applique is ornamental needlework in which pieces of fabric in different shapes and patterns are sewn or stuck onto a larger piece to form a picture or pattern. It commonly used as decoration, especially on garments. The technique is accomplished either by hand or machine.