region: Pipli appliqué is a traditional craft from Orissa that gets its name from its place of origin. Pipli is a small town in Orissa, where the appliqué embroidery is practiced by artisans called Darjis. It is believed that the appliquéd textiles were initially made to decorate the idols in Lord Jagannath temple of Puri, orissa.
end use: Traditionally Pipli products were used to decorate the royal kingdoms and the Jagannath Temple of Puri. Even today, big sized appliquéd canopies are used for deities during religious processions.
Presently a range of contemporary pipli products are available including garden umbrellas, wall hangings, lampshades, home furnishings like cushion covers, bed covers and fashion accessories like bags and pouches