Applique Work

Applique Work


Applique, a French term, is a technique by which various cutting pieces of colored fabrics are applied to the surface of another foundation fabric. Applique works of Pipili are also known as patching cloth design and in the local language, this handicraft is known as ‘Chandua’.


The Chandua craft of Pipili also has centuries-long history and it is believed that the craft evolved with the Jagannath culture of Puri. The Applique work done here is a world-class technology which makes it very special. So beautifully and meticulously these crafts are made that it is difficult to find out any parallel. This applique can be used as a wall hanging in your drawing room or bedroom.


Any type of worship or sacrificial work is incomplete without pipili chandua. Canopies, chhatries and tarasas made in applique process are increasingly finding the place in festivities. In every religious deity be it the car festival or the minor event of festive, shamiana or the canopies are displaced significantly. Wide-scale use of shamiana is seen in the various festival of Lord Jagannath. Since the Lord’s rituals are more of the nature of the daily routine of the human being, fan, umbrella of applique work are in rampant use to save the deity from the scorching heat of Sun or the rough weather. In chandan yatra the entire procession is taken out displaying and covering the deities with chattris of applique work. Further, the chandua another marvel of applique work has become a household commodity in almost every religious work.


Besides used in the religious function, with the touch of a little modernity, garments of varied designs are also made with it. Ladies item like frock, blouse, purse, handbags etc. are in great demand among tourists. Screens of bigger size with applique touch are also been made depicting the different characters of religious myth for interior design or decoration of houses.


Classy street understands these beautiful work of Odisha and brings this form of art to the world so that the people across the globe can know and acknowledge their work. Buy a wide range of this unique handicraft only at Classystreet.

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