Monday, October 01, 2007

Arts & Crafts of India # 6: Pipli Applique Work


Pipli Applique & Patchwork from Orissa is a traditional handicraft in which colourful patches of fabric cut in the form of decorative motifs and animals are super imposed on other contrasting fabrics and sewn in.Absolutely love these vibrant giant umbrellas which are usually made during the festive occasion of the 'Rath Jatra' or Festival of Chariot in Puri.
These can be used as beach umbrellas or parasols in your balconies & gardens.

Love the interesting patchwork with mirrors.Bring in some Pipli Work into your homes in the form of wall hangings, cushion covers and these amazing lampshades.

Can almost visualised these lampshades brightening up an outdoor party with their colourful hues...

( images from kraftmenz.com, dristeehaat.com)

17 comments:

Vinita said...

Truly amazing. I wish I had one of those umbrellas while walking around.
Vinita

Smita said...

I am insanely addicted to your blog :(

Do you know anyplace in Mumbai which sells regional handicrafts like the ones above?

katiedid said...

Oh! I love those umbrellas! I hope you don't mind, I gave you a little shout out on my blog today!

belinda said...

i love this and didn't know that it was called like this. just right up my alley again

studio wellspring said...

ooo ~ i do love umbrellas so! and these are gorgeous!

zobars said...

Hi Arch, if you liked these beauties then I am sure you will like the umbrellas they have at the Tarnetar fair in Gujarat. You would enjoy going there. See if you can take a trip to Tarnetar for the fair.

zobars said...

hi Arch just wanted to ask you about kraftmenz website for some reason I could not find it online

Style Court said...

I just saw this and will add it to a loosely related post of mine on parasols. Feel free to chime in if you have any thoughts on the Indian parasols apparently used in Elizabeth Hurley's wedding :)

Thanks!
Courtney

Arch said...

vinita- Thanks:-)

smita- Do drop by often:-))Will try and check and definitely let you know...I am sure Orissa Handicraft emporium will have it:-)

katiedid- Thanks for the little shout on your blog about 'Rang Decor'. I appreciate it:-)

belinda- Thanks..glad you liked it:-)

studio wellspring- Thanks and do drop by often:-)

zobars- Thanks...will definitely check out the Tarnetar Fair umbrellas:-)

BTW- Do chk this link
http://www.kraftzmen.com/default.asp

Courtney- Thanks:-)
I did leave a little note in your lovely blog:-)

monica yvette said...

Oh, I've seen these umbrellas on the web before! Makes me want to have tiny versions to hang from the ceiling, or from the top of the new gazebo.

paris parfait said...

The umbrellas are fantastic! Almost makes one long for rain...

vineeta said...

I absolutely loved the mango yellow & green umbrella. I happened to read Smita's question & since I'm in Mumbai, thought i will answer it.
Everyonce in a while, There are these Handloom & Handicraft Expos that happen in Colaba, Andheri & especially in the Bandra reclamation grounds( Its going on now if Im not mistaken), where you get most of this kind of stuff & handicrafts from all over India.

Pacchai Milagai said...

hey archana,
i own one of the pieces you features in this post the blue and balck standing ganesha. nice post.

Arch at Rang said...

monica- Thanks:-) Glad you liked it:-)

Tara- Thanks:-)

vineeta- Thanks for helping out Smita with the information on finding such handicrafts in Mumbai:-)
Smita- Hope you find it useful!

Arch

Anonymous said...

Hi,

Your blog is quite nice and I drop by very often. I was really pleased to see Pipli applique work featured on your blog, being from orissa. I am not sure if you know about the traditional paintings from orissa called "Patachitra", which are made on palm leaves. It would be great to see those on your blog sometime...

Arch at Rang said...

Anonymous- Thanks for dropping by:-)
Yes, I love Patachitra and would definitely cover it here on 'Rang Decor' in the future:-)

Do drop by often and would be great to address you by a name:-)

Arch

chirs said...

Hi the one on pipli work is amazing i belong to orissa and it was nice to see orissa work being showcased in your blog... every house in orissa will have one of these which adds color to the house.

just love your blog!!!!

Chirantana