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Utkalika

Odisha State Co-operative Handicrafts Corporation Ltd which is commonly known as Utkalika. The Indian state Odisha (formerly Orissa) is the has a rich cultural and artistic heritage. But in the different era the region and parts of the region were known by different names. Kalinaga and Utkala are two well known names of modern Odisha. Utkala desha (country or land) may have meant the land of "finest art" (utkarsha kala).Although craft in Odisha underwent many changes giving artistic diversity today in the forms of traditional handicrafts,but time Odisha State Co-operative Handicrafts Corporation Ltd has not withered the beauty and dynamic diversity of Odisha's traditinal arts and crafts.Odisha's religious heritage has played one of most dynamic riles in fashioning the infinite variety of crafts available in the state.The Handicrafts of Odisha has created a special position in Indian Handicrafts map for its basic mythological prints.

imageThe Heritage and Crafts of Odisha are enriched with diffrent categories of products such as Applique , Tribal Jwellery,Dhokra Casting,Wood Carving etc.The crafts of Silver Filigree,Cow Horn and Palm Leaf Engraving shows the depth of handicraft culture of Odisha as well as India.Handicrafts of India and its heights is incomplete without handicrafts of Orissa.

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