The rich work of artisans

'Grameena Mela'

The rich work of artisans

The ‘Rajasthani Grameena Mela’ organised by the Rajasthan Art and Crafts, will be held from March 23 to April 5 at 919, 9th cross, Opposite Durga Parameshwari Temple Grounds, JP Nagar Second Phase. More than 100 artisans will be participating in this exhibition.

The exhibition will showcase silk and cotton products made by artisans from across the country. The products include Shantiniketan ‘Kantha’ silk sari, cotton and silk sari, ‘Kantha’ work dress materials and printed pure silk saris, Hubli silk cotton saris from Karnataka and dress materials from West Bengal. Some of the other highlights are ‘Chanderi’ and ‘Maheshwari’ cotton and silk saris and suits from Madhya Pradesh. ‘Banarasi’ silk saris and dress materials, ‘Banarasi Jamavar’ and ‘Jamdani’ silk saris.

Dinesh, organiser, Rajasthan Arts and Craft Exhibition, says, “Our aim is to provide a platform and showcase the raw talent of Below Poverty Line Artisans (BPLA) from all over country through this exhibition. We do not want the ‘Karigari’ of Indian handicraft to become extinct.”

The exhibition will also display Gujarati mirror work, designer ‘kurtis’ from Gujarat, pearls and stone jewellery from Hyderabad, ‘Kalamkari’ dress materials and ‘Mangalgiri’ and ‘Pochampally’ dress materials from Andhra Pradesh.
The exhibition timing is  11 am to 8 pm.

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