Thursday, December 17, 2009

Chandua: The Indian handicraft

India land of colors

Indian Culture

As I am a frequent traveller, I have travelled to many appealing places small and big accross India. Pipili is one such place. It is a small and colorful village in Orissa nearby puri.

Well it is a village of handicrafts. And what do they do? They have a distinctive style of applique embroidery .You will find a whole lane of shops selling chandua. The view is extremely colorful and happy.

Hanging Lightschandua_market

It involves embroidering and stitching of small pieces of colored cloth with the theme of flowers, animals, village scene and traditional Indian designs on cloth.

Indian Handicraft

 Umbrella handicraft
 handicraft Bags

This appliqué patchwork have varied categories like Garden Umbrellas, Wallets, Wall Hanging, lampshades, Pouches & Bags. Nowadays it has been diversified into bed sheets, cushions covers, file folders and so on.
Indian craft
 Bed Sheet
 Bed Cover Designs
 Handicrafts Bed sheets

If u ever visit the place puri which is mostly famous for the centuries old Lord Jagannath temple and a electrifying beach, pipili is a must see too.It comes on its way if u go by road , just an hour from puri. 

Jagannath Temple Puri

And i bet any art lover will love this colorful place...So go ahead and bring back colors of India to home :)

All Images are sourced from google search.


  1. Welcome to the world of blogger! Thanks for visiting and for your comments.

  2. Hey,nice...these postings keep the indian tradition alive..

  3. Thanx deepa..U all guys inspire me a lot ..I will surely keep up our traditions through my blogs

  4. Brillante Home Decor .... welcome dear

  5. Hey nice yeah.always heard and seen this,but never associated with a place called pipli.thnaks for the lovely comments on my blog dear.please do check out my other blog,celebrationsdecor and love some indian decor in that .

  6. We are here to share whatever knowledge we dear I am always there to take u all friends to new horizons. I ll definitely visit your blog.You are always welcome

  7. Hi dear,thanks for visiting my blog and for your comments.

  8. thanks for putting it on...lovely handicraft..:)

    1. Yup..really i also love the Vibrant colors of chandua. Thanks for your lovely comments Aparna

  9. Indian art is so incredible. No country can match the art Indian artisan make. Every India state has its own style, tradition and uniqueness. is dedicated to all those people around it. Lets promote make in India concept world wide..


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