Odisha’s First Handloom and Handicrafts Museum – ‘Kala Bhoomi’


Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated Odisha’s first handloom and handicrafts museum – ‘Kala Bhoomi’ at Pokhariput here, on Thursday.

The crafts museum, spanning across 13 acres is divided into two blocks – handicrafts and handloom. The handicraft section will exhibit unique artworks of Odisha craftsmen, the handloom section will exhibit traditional textiles and weaves.

Items such as terracotta, paintings, dhokra and bell metal work, Pattachitra, wood carvings, household objects, ornaments, mythology/folklore depictions, palm-leaf paintings, etching, applique work, stone and wood carving and tribal art will be displayed in eight separate galleries.

The museum will be open for public from March 25 from 10:00 am to 05:00 pm.