North East crafts fair opens in M'lore

North East crafts fair opens in M'lore

The exhibition is being organised by the North Eastern Handicrafts and Handlooms Development Corporation Limited with the sponsorship of Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) of the Ministry of Textiles of the Government of India.

Addressing reporters, Handicrafts Marketing and Service Extension Centre Assistant Director Shashidhar said that the exhibition will present an array of crafts and creations of artisans from North-Eastern states including Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim.

Cane crafts, bamboo crafts, handloom weaving, artistic textile weaving, wood carving, embroidery, jewellery, brass items, basketry, hand woven fabrics, symbolic ornamentation of Assam, tribal ornaments made of cane and bamboo, glass beads, carpets, toys, Kauna grass cusions of Manipur, Endi silk weaving and pine apple fiber articles of Meghalaya, bamboo cap of Mizoram and several other handicrafts will be on display, he said.

The fair will be opened for public between 10 am and 9 pm till August 8, 2010. In addition to display and sale, there will be demonstration of skill and craftmanship by selected crafts-persons at the exhibition premises, he added.

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