Gorgeous Andhra fair
Exquisitely carved statues ...
COLOUR, CREATIVITY and innovative design combine to add appeal to Lepakshi's exhibition of `Crafts of Andhra Pradesh.' The crafts fair has immense variety to suit every pocket.
A micro-sized Kondapalli elephant that one picks up will have a price to match its size. The Banjara embroidery evening bags and purses in a dazzling range are moderately priced, so are the superbly painted, vegetable-dyed Kalamkari panels to put on the wall.
Enormous, carved neemwood and mangowood panels, wall hangings, jhoolas and doors are also available. The carving is of high order. The carved woodcuts come in typical black or are painted in vivid colours.
Madanapalli's distinctive terracotta garden accessories like urns, pots, animal forms, birdbaths and so on, are another attraction at the sale. The terracotta items come in various sizes in natural colour and the hallmark black of Andhra clay art.
Textiles celebrating intricate weaves make for eye-catching exhibits. The soft furnishings section is not to be missed. The Andhra crafts fair, held at all the three halls of C. P. Arts Centre, Alwarpet, will end on February 2. It is organised by Lepakshi of Andhra Pradesh Handcrafts Development Corporation. There is 10 to 20 percent discount on all products.
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