eBay India has announced the partnership with Utkalika: Odisha State Cooperative Handicraft Corporation Ltd. The online marketplace, in partnership with the State Cooperative body, will now provide its global customers access to products depicting Odisha state’s culture and legacy like the Pattachitra (Palm leaves engraving) and Buddha Statues.
The Odisha State Cooperative Handicraft Corporation Ltd. has a collection of fine-art products ranging from INR 5,000 to INR 50,00,000 and comprising of Green Stones, Hard stones, specially crafted statues and Applique works. eBay will help fulfill orders from global customers of Odisha State Cooperative Handicraft Corporation Ltd.
Peoples have been showing interest in Miami, USA for Konark form women statues. Customers residing in Australia and Canada fancy the Nartiki and Devadasi statues. The Buddha statues for sacred reasons are orders by customers in Vietnam, China, Korea and Japan. Incidentally, even Indians settled abroad frequently order for Hindu mythology and God statues.
Through this partnership the Utalika aims to reach out to global audience, and spread Odisha’s handicrafts worldwide.
Mr. Navin Mistry, Head – Retail Exports, eBay India, said, “We are glad to offer our global customer base of 152 million logging on to ebay.in from 201 countries worldwide, the opportunity to own Odisha’s art work and experience the state’s cultural heritage.”