Cuttack is the shopping hub of Orissa. The shopping places in the city are stocked with distinctive kinds of handicrafts and textiles. They have something or the other for everyone, be of any age group. Infact, there are so many things in Cuttack that are worth buying that you will be forced to think what to buy and what not to buy. The city is famous for its silver filigree work, which is used in making exquisite jewelry.
You can also check out other decorative items made of fine quality
silver. For those who want to buy traditional fabrics, the best option
is the Government-run state emporia, where one can see an amazing
variety of cotton and silk fabrics. Lacquer work is also very much in
demand in Cuttack. After applying several coats of lacquer, the surface
of the material is embellished with delicate motifs, depicting different
aspects of nature.
This work is usually found on the colorful boxes made by tribal people
residing around the city. Among the other shopping items available in
Cuttack, the more popular ones are brass and metal ware, including
fashionable ornaments made from brass and metal that are a favorite
amongst the women. For men, there are the lovely brass made tiepins and
cufflinks. Stone carvings of the city can also make extremely good
souvenirs to take back home.