Applique work 2 slot organiser .This famous appliqué craft hails from Orissa and reached its peak in the 11th century AD, under the patronage of the king and nobility. A craft that originated a... Read more
Applique work 2 slot organiser .This famous appliqué craft hails from Orissa and reached its peak in the 11th century AD, under the patronage of the king and nobility. A craft that originated as a temple art now finds application in a wide range of household, decorative and ceremonial products. The appliqué items are mainly used during processions of the deities in their various ritual outings. The motifs used consist of stylized representations of flora and fauna as well as a few mythical figures. Of the more common of these motifs are the elephant, parrot, peacock, ducks, creepers, trees, flowers like lotus, jasmine, half-moon, the Sun and Rahu (a mythical demon who devours the sun). Flat motifs are first cut from cloth and then superposed on the base cloth in a predetermined layout and sequence. The edges of the motifs are turned in and skilfully stitched onto the base cloth or stitched by embroidery or without turning as necessary. Craftsmen use straight stitch, blind stitch, satin stitch or buttonhole stitch for attaching the pieces of cloth. Sometimes they also make use of decorative stitches and mirror work for more elaborate pieces.
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