Oriya craftsmen claim record for rare applique workAugust 4th, 2008 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 4 (IANS) A group of craftsmen in Orissa claimed Monday to have set a new record by creating a rare traditional appliqué work. At least 80 craftsmen, including 50 women have created the work at Pipili, a village in Puri district, some 16 kms from here. They took over two months to complete the work.
The applique was built at a cost of RS.350,000. Built like an umbrella, it measures 140 ft x 70 ft.
The appliqué work has been created for a Bangalore based charitable trust, master craftsman Debananda Mohanty said.
“Nobody has created such a large peace of embroidery as far as we know in our region. We are contacting officials of the Limca Book of Records,” he told IANS.
Applique is a decorative work in which one piece of cloth is sewn or fixed onto another, or of decorating a cloth using glass pieces, metals, wood or metal wires.
Orissa’s appliqué work is considered as one of the most fascinating handicrafts although it is also practiced in some other parts of the country including Rajasthan.
Pipili is considered as an art village where all its 300 families have been producing banners, umbrellas and canopies and other decorative items.
Mohanty said the work they have created used more than ten thousand pieces of mirrors.
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