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Craft cornucopia

Here is an exhibition that showcases artefacts and textiles from Madhya Pradesh



Ethnic elegance: each piece tells a tale of fine workmanship

AN EXHIBITION of handicrafts and handlooms from Madhya Pradesh is on at Sri Sankara Hall, T.T.K. Road till August 4. Organised by Mrignayaneethe exhibition focusses on ethnic crafts unique to the State.

Be it tribal wooden artefacts, Kondagaon iron craft or the jewellery in white metal, each piece tells a tale of fine craftsmanship. The display includes jute craft from Bhopal made by the gas tragedy victims. The decorative jute kites, in three different sizes are colourful. There is a wide range of utility items, made out of bamboo, from Indore. The decorated bamboo lampshades are especially attractive. Leather goods and silk handbags, embellished with beads and sequins, beckon attention.

Baugh prints on cotton and silk, kosa, tussar, kota, chanderi, stunning Maheshwari saris, dupattas and yardage reflect the rich textile and handloom tradition of the State. The batik kurtas, kurtis, blankets and dress materials from Indore are affordable.

Apart from this, there is a wide range of trendy handloom bedspreads, dhurries and woollen carpets on display.

A discount of up to 20 per cent discount is being offered on all items. Craftspersons who have won national awards in vegetable printing and tribal craft are present at the venue to provide information about the various craft forms.

A. CHITHRAA DEEPA

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