Papier Mache

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Papier-Mache

Papier Mache skill has been creatively practiced by crafts persons from all over Odisha.

Paper, waste cloth and different kinds of natural fibers are soaked and beaten into pulp, then mixed with a variety of seeds and gums for strength and as protection from termites.

Special clays and bio-wastes are added for body and reinforcement.

The entire process results in a medium so malleable that it requires little skill to be molded into countless forms. However, despite its versatility this craft has remained neglected.

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