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Applique works of Pipili is also known as patching cloth design and in local language this handicraft is known as 'Chandua'. Samiana(Canopies) and chhatris(umbrellas) that bear magnificent appliques and designs of great artistic skill are manufactured at pipili and puri. It is famous for designing beautiful Applique handicrafts. It is a town of artisans famous for their colourful fabrics. The base cloth includes water proof material for umbrellas, velvet for tents, cotton, and threads.
The mythical figures are taken for work. Peacock, ducks, parrot, trees, elephant, flowers like jasmine, lotus, Sun, half-moon, and Rahu . The Craft involves embroidering and stitching. For attaching the pieces of cloth articians use straight stitch, satin stitch, blind stitch, or buttonhole stitch. Sometimes they also make mirror work and many decorative stitches. The colourful applique cloth covers of the three rathas of the deities during Rath Jatra. Apart from different in colour. The basic design of all three is similar. Applique work is also used in making pillows, seats and ritual dresses for the deities.