Puri is a well known city, one for its sea beach, second for the Jagannath Temple and third for its distinctive variety of handicrafts. The best known among all these are the appliqué work of Pipili. Pipili is a village on the way from Puri to Bhubaneshwar. Almost each and every family in this place here is engaged in the making and selling of these handicraft items. This is the main source for bread earning for the families here. Applique is a French word which means the technique of applying pieces of clothes that are stitched on another basic fabric foundation.
The most famous handicraft items here are the bed sheets, wallpapers, umbrellas, bed covers, cushions, bags, wall hangings etc. These are mostly floral patterns and another typical design is the peacock variety. The four basic colors used here are red, green, blue and yellow. There are also garments, especially ladies’ garments made and designed with Pipili work on them. These handicrafts can mostly be seen during the Jagannath Festivals of Puri. Mainly in the Chandan Yatra you will be able to see wide display of these colorful handicrafts. The handicraft in the local language is known as ‘chandua’.
Pipili Travel Tips
- Do not forget to fill your bags with loads of Pipli handicrafts.
How to Reach Pipili
- The nearest railway station is the Bhubaneshwar Junction.
- The nearest airport is the Biju Patnaik Airport.
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95% of people who visit Konark include Pipili in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
37.7% of people start their Pipili visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 5 Hrs to see Pipili
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Pipili