Orissa’s rich cultural heritage is apparent from its exquisite art and crafts.
Due to the influenceof several rulers, the land has undergone many
changes in its creations. There is imitation, assimilation and new
creation, from time to time. The traditional artists
still live and work all through the state and produce beautiful objects
of utilities. These popular art forms include Sand Arts, Patta Chitra, Paintings, Palm Leaf Paintings, Jhoti, Chita, Muruja etc. Stone and wood carvings, metal works, bamboo works are some other marvelous creations of the artisans.