Tribal and folk culture of India has an impeccable power. They reflect innocence, a purity of heart and honesty. The sublimity lies in its simplicity. I find the folklore cultures to be extra-somatic that brings in joy in life. Something unbiased, unmixed that has a lot to give..unfold the folkloric tradition of Odisha with us.
Odisha (formerly Orissa) has an art and craft that are the products of a long historical process in which the spiritual, philosophical and the human dimensions have merged to yield the finest effects of a cultured and civilized life. This art and craft only have made the state a land of rich and diverse artistic achievements. The cultural heritage of Odisha is reflected in its vibrant art forms. Having distinct traditions of painting, architecture, sculpture, handicrafts, music and dance, Odisha boasts of a long and rich cultural heritage. Due to the regions of many different rulers, the culture, arts, and crafts of the state underwent many changes, imitations, assimilations and new creations from time to time. Yet, the artistic skill of the Oriya Art & Crafts Information is unsurpassable in the world. Here I am going to talk about handicraft items Odisha is best known for.