The traditional dress in Orissa is dhoti and kurta for gents and sarees for ladies. Rural people widely use these dresses. However, styles of dress have changed remarkably both in urban and rural areas. Trousers and shirts among men and salwar kameez among young women have become common wear both in urban and rural areas.
Orissa, renowned for its exquisite Arts, Crafts, Architecture, Sculpture, Dance, Drama and Music has zealously preserved its rich cultural traditions even under the adverse economic conditions of its people. In the pages that follow, the saga of glorious art and culture of Orissa will be unfolded.