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Horn Handicrafts of Parlakhemundi in Odisha, India

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Historically Paralakhemundi in Odisha is known as a place for art and artists. The princely rulers of this place had the penchant of promoting and sponsoring the artists, down the ages.


Paralakhemundi is home to many forms of art and craft work, including horn-craft.
Horn-work is the oldest craft of Paralakhemundi.

The artisans of this art are called Maharanas. These artisans are said to have migrated from a place called Pitala in Ganjam district under the patronage of the Maharaja of Gajapati, Krishna Chandra Deb. The horn-work items include figurines, birds, animals and scenes from Indian mythology.

The Palace Street in Paralakhemundi is famous for its horn-work showrooms.

The horn-works of Paralakhemundi were once of the important products of Odisha’s cottage industry. These artifacts were made chiefly out of the horns of cattle, like cows, buffaloes, ox etc. The artists of Paralakhemundi used to prepare birds in the early days using these horns. Gradually they started preparing combs, elephants, horses, prawns, idols of Lord Jagannatha etc. The craft items are then sent to cities and art emporiums.

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The Horn-work artisans also have a Cooperative society these days that looks after the promotion and sales of their art-work. These horn works are highly popular in the international markets as well. 


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By Mala Chandrashekhar

Though academically trained in modern Western Sciences, Blogger Mala Chandrashekhar is a crazy maniac of India's ageless, timeless ethnic arts, crafts & textiles. The rich & glorious cultural & spiritual heritage of India is a subject extremely dear to her heart, and the whole of this Blog has been dedicated to spreading the immortal glories of ancient India worldwide, to every nook & corner of the globe, through these simple Blog-posts. Any constructive criticisms & suggestions in this regard for improvement of the Blog 'MOST WELCOME'. Also, High-Quality Guest Blog-posts 'MOST WELCOME". LinkedIn Profile : https://in.linkedin.com/in/mala-chandrashekhar-04095917a