Tribal art exhibition concludes

Organisers said there was tremendous response to the exhibition this year and 80 stalls were put up in place of 40 last year to cater to the enthused Bangaloreans. The ‘Theme Pavilion’ at Aadishilp, a recreation of an authentic tribal dwelling, was a focal crowd puller, where live demonstrations and interactions by the artisans was an enriching experience. A visitor to the exhibition was quoted saying “This is a place to be visited and experienced, especially for those who like to explore the Indian culture and spirit”.

More than 15,000 people visited the 12-day fare that generated revenue of Rs. 45 Lakhs. Ramanathan, Regional Manager, TRIFED Bangalore said “The expo provided a platform for tribal artisans to showcase their rich and ethnic art and crafts and also gave them a chance to interact with the discerning urban customers to understand their preferences, tastes and to adapt their products accordingly making their skills more competitive and remunerative.”
80 stalls

The display included more than 80 stalls of various handicrafts including Range of products includes Longpi Pottery from Manipur, Toda Textile from Tamil Nadu, Bamboo Craft from the North-east, Medicinal Herbs from Kerala, Lambadi Textiles from Andhra Pradesh, Gifts and Novelties from Gujarat, Gond painting from Madhya Pradesh, Pashmina Shawls from Uttarakhand, Saura and Palm Leaf Paintings from Orissa, jackets from Himachal Pradesh, stark black key chains and pottery made in Bidar and many more.

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