If you are in Odisha (Orissa) on a holiday and want to go home with hoards of gifts for family and friends, do not worry at all. Opportunities galore here in the form of myriad craft forms of Odisha (Orissa).
You can choose mementos and souvenirs from this treasure trove suiting your budget. And the choice can be made from the exquisite silver filigree work of Cuttack to the gaily wall hangings from Pipli, from the intricate paintings from Raghurajpur to the glorious hand woven fabrics from Sambalpur. Bring a sand sculpture from Puri or get a Patta Chitra, this gift is going to be cherished forever by the receiver owing to its magnificence. The markets of Odisha (Orissa) offer something for everyone.
The textiles having the Applique work on them really prove to be enchanting gifts. An ancient art form of Pipli region, this work has been adorning the garments and decorative pieces since ages. Awesome pieces of jewellery carved out by the filigree artists can be picked form Naya sarak or Balu Bazaar at Cuttack. Images of gods and goddesses or animals and plants etc. can be picked up from Puri, Bargarh, and Cuttack to be presented as small tokens of love top your friends.
All the Oriya craft forms are available in abundance in the local markets of its major cities. With these markets flooded with antique gift items, your shopping spree is well taken care of in Odisha (Orissa).