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Traditional splendour

The Cauvery exhibition features the artistic specialities of Karnataka


CAUVERY, THE Karnataka State Handicrafts Development Corporation, has organised an exhibition of unique craft pieces, reflecting the rich tradition of Karnataka at the C.P. Art Centre. The land that occupies a pride of place in the art of woodcarving has showcased some exquisitely carved rosewood inlaid dining table, elaborate jhoolas, pooja mantaps, stately elephants etc. The inlay work depicting landscapes, pastoral scenes and birds, the dasavatara carving made in neemwood, ashtalakshmi and Ganesha images used mainly for decorating the door are also on display. Garden furniture priced reasonably is another attraction in the furniture section.

For the arty, there are batik wall hangings, Ravi Varma reproductions, painting on silk and Tanjore paintings with special wood framing. The exhaustive collection of Bidriware, originating from Bidar in North Karnataka, catches your attention. The jewellery section consists of semi-precious gems, silver and lacquerware while sandalwood carvings, another speciality of Karnataka is also available.


For those looking for textiles, the exhibition has a good collection of Belgaum cotton saris, dress material, blouse pieces and exclusive dupattas.

The terracotta artefacts from Ramanagaram beckon attention while the ceramicware from Khurja has some imaginatively designed kadai, pickle pot and carry bag shaped spoon holder. The Sarampur wooden tongs look rather unusual.


Brass planters and lamps, copper tumblers and pots, handmade photo frames and jute bags are on display. A wide range of Karnataka's famed perfumes is available. One can also find a collection of old currency notes and coins. The exhibition is on till December 15, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

A. CHITHRAA DEEPA

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