bhubaneshwar shopping

Shopping in Bhubaneshwar will be a fascinating experience for a tourist looking for traditional fabrics and curios. Bhubaneshwar is famous for woven ikat fabrics, which can be purchased as readymade garments, fabric and saris. Appliqué worked fabric locally known, as Chandua is a typical Orissa handiwork. Sambalpuri silk and cotton, tussar silk and gold embroidery are other items in fabrics that you will find while shopping in Bhubaneshwar.

Silver Filigree: The local name for Silver Filigree in Orissa is Tarakashi. Silver Filigree is a craft of great intricacy. Most of the local craftsmen make their Silver Filigree products with 90 percent or more silver in the alloy.

Wood work: Shopping in Bhubaneswar is incomplete without purchasing locally made wood work. Wood sculpture, Image of gods and goddesses, wood work of various animals like elephants, peacocks and horses will arrest your eye. Articles like masks, toys and boxes reveal the excellence of wood carving of Orissa. Some of the wood products are carved, the rest are turned wood.

Metallic work: The glittering Bell Metal occupies a special position in Orissa's cultural fabric. The famous Dhokra metal casting are made of bronze.

Weaving work: The traditional weaving work of Orissa is the famous 'Ikkat'. The Ikkat fabric is a proof of a long cultural contact between India and Indonesia.
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