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Crafts galore


IT'S ALL under one roof, everything that you dreamt of for your home. At the All India Crafts Fair 2004 being held at Sri Sankara Hall, TTK Road, Alwarpet, till May 10, there's a whole range of contemporary handlooms, handicrafts and jewellery to choose from.

For the artistically inclined there are brass and black metal ware, figurines of gods and goddesses, silk, cotton, gemstone, Kalamkari, Madhubani, Tanjore and Nirmal paintings. Different artisan groups have come up with a mind-boggling range of carved wooden toys, rosewood inlay work, crochet work, embroidery, pearls and jewellery. The intricately carved wooden furniture from Saharanpur, Rajasthan and Kashmir would enhance the dιcor of your living or dining room. There are some gorgeous carpets too.

Also there's a variety of linen and furnishing. Jaipur and tie and dye bed sheets make a colourful statement. The readymade door curtains spell chic.

There is a great deal you can add to your wardrobe too. Cool cottons ranging from Venkatagiri, Chikankari, to Pochampalli and Mangalagiri will be just apt for the season. The Mysore and Mangalagiri silk saris are great for an evening out. The dress materials too are eye-catching.

The leather accessories are value for money. So, check them out.

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