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Horn Articles

Orissa has an extraordinary art of creating artistic products from the horns of cows and buffaloes. These products include combs, pen stands, cigar pipes and similar decorative objects. This art is also reputed for the idols depicting the various scenes in nature involving animal and bird life. These articles act as attractive showpiece and a valuable souvenir for the tourist.

Horns are used because of their particular texture. They are polished smooth and given the required shape. Different horns are molded together in an artistic manner to create the final picture. This work requires great deal of skill and imagination. These horn articles contain a typical dark dull sheen contributing to its uniqueness.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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