Soumya Handicraft

Arts & Crafts in Around Bhubaneswar

Near Chausath Yogini, a 15km autorickshaw ride from Bhubaneswar (₹500 return), Soumya Handicraft is a small workshop-gallery of a local artist. On display are patachitra cloth paintings (₹600 to ₹2500), brightly painted beer bottles (₹300 to ₹1000) and palm-leaf scroll carvings (₹300 to ₹10,000).

Some pieces are distinctly tribal Odishan in design, while others have Buddhist influences or a Hindu tantric flavour. His palm-leaf representations of the yoginis (female tantric goddesses) make wonderfully unique souvenirs.