Heritage from Gujarat

Heritage from Gujarat

wooden wonder  Visitors at  the exhibition.

An exhibition at Hemachandra Kalyana Mahal in Jayanagar is successfully attracting people from all walks of life. The 18-day expo organised by Gujarat Handloom and Handicrafts Emporium, upholds the rich craft heritage of different states and regions.

Handicrafts including earrings, chains with beads and stones, bangles with traditional patterns, stylish pen stands, toys, wooden articles, silver jewellery, puppets, mats, jute bags, paintings and porcelain cups are grabbing the attention of the visitors.

The handloom category includes salwar suits from Gujarat and Orissa, sarees with kantha and ikkat work, jackets, skirts, mobile pouches, bedcovers and cushion cover which are in a wide variety and range.

 Babu Bhai from Gujarat  displays traditional bangles with fine Meenakari, Chanderi, Palki, Kantha and Bandhani work. He was happy after receiving a positive response from customers. He says, "College girls are fascinated by these bangles in spite of its traditional look. They wear them with jeans, mixing and matching different colours and patterns."

Show-pieces like embossed paintings, metal articles and wall hangings  in a variety of shapes and sizes were also on display. Anjali Raman, a home-maker was excited at the huge array of decorative items. "I always look for something new in an expo and pick it up to furnish my house. Today, I chose a set of stylish porcelain cups," she said. The exhibition will be on till January 10.

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