By Lou Wilson on May 22, 2012. Gallery: .
I Purchased this umbrella in Pippili India.
Its folk type art stitched with singer sewing machines.
In the context of sewing, applique refers usually to a needlework technique in which pieces of fabric, embroidery, or other materials are sewn onto another piece of fabric to create designs, patterns or pictures.
Pipili of Orissa is situated on the main road from Capital city Bhubaneswar to Puri , is famous for designing beautiful applique handicrafts. Applique works of Pipili is also known as patching cloth design. The local name of this handicraft is Chandua. As with many other handicrafts of Orissa, the roots of the applique art / craft form is interwined with the rituals and traditions of Lord Jagannath of world famous Puri temple. As a legend, the Pipili derived its name from Pirs (holy Muslim )