Artisans from Pipli, a village 40 km from Puri on the Bhubaneswar-Puri route, have perfected the art of applique that decorate homes in various parts of the world. Like Pata Chitra, applique work in Orissa also originated as a temple art. Coloured cloth is cut and then shaped into the forms of birds, animals, flowers, leaves and is stitched as a cloth piece designed as a garden ,beach umbrella, or awall hanging,a lamp shade and other utility items. Saris and household linen with applique work are also being produced now and tiny mirrors in a whole range of designs and geometrical shapes are then enclosed by thread embroidery to create a striking work of art. Four basic traditional colours- red, black, yellow and white used, while green has been added in comparatively recent times.