Aesthetic statements in jute
A DESIGNER collection of jute artefacts and fabric, crafted by rural self help groups under the Central Government's jute cluster groups scheme is being showcased by Mankind Manouvers, an NGO, at an exhibition-cum-sale, which opens today. The products are aesthetically finished, imaginative and pocket-friendly, and range from attractive decorative items and shopping bags, satchels and purses and upholstery and curtain material.
Not to be missed are attractive jute and jute-blended yardage. Many ingenious items catch the eye. Among them the popular Vinayaka jute umbrella in variegated hues, a range of colourful photo frames, wall hangings with cartoon characters and rural landscapes done in exquisite embroidery, and patchwork on jute. Jute has been blended with Kora grass and bamboo in many of the bags and handbags with compelling effect.
Embroidery, fabric and zari have been used as value added attraction in many of the items. Another eye-catching feature of the jute exhibition is the range of blended and woven jute fabrics for curtains and upholstery. Finely woven jute fabric in vibrant shades as well as beautifully woven textured floor carpets are an important part of the display. The jute carpets make arresting, eco-friendly interior statements.
The jute exhibition is on view at Culture India Gallery, 59, K. B. Dasan Road (Opp. SIET College), Teynampet, Chennai - 18, from September 26 to October 5.
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