Orissa is a beautiful state of distinct culture and also called the land of Temple. Orissa possesses the wide range of unique art and craft by their perfect craftsmen. Distinct categories of Orissa handicrafts are: Patta Chitra, Metal Work, Silver Filigree, Stone Carving, Appliqué Work, Woodcarving, Horn Work, Textile, Sand Art, Puppet and Mask making.
Most popular forms of handicraft is Patta Chitra. Unique Bright colors are painted on that, followed by the pictorial concept. Another traditional craft is Metal Work of the state. Dhokra craft and Brass crafts are included in Metal work. These crafts give more employment to more artists in Orissa. Craft that holds prime position is Stone Carving. In many monuments and temples this craft can be seen in Orissa.
Craft in which patches of colored fabrics is Appliqué Work ie, used on a basic fabric to get an amazing and beautiful effect. Unique way is used to stitch the patches
Another important handicraft of Orissa is Woodcarving. Wooden toys, Bargarh masks, idols are made by this. The cities Cuttack, Bhubaneswar and Puri are the famous for this craft.
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