CHENNAI: A 10-day exhibition of traditional handicrafts and handlooms of Madhya Pradesh was inaugurated on Friday.
The fifth edition of the exhibition in the city, organised by the Madhya Pradesh Handicrafts and Handloom Development Corporation, will display new range of clothes and designs — showing the best of the traditional craftsmanship of Madhya Pradesh artisans.
Inaugurating the exhibition, Harmandar Singh, principal secretary, Handlooms, Handicrafts and Khadi Department, Government of Tamil Nadu, appreciated the variety of handicrafts on display. Priyadarshini Govind, director, Kalakshetra Foundation, was also present at the event.
“This edition has a refreshing range of handicrafts and handlooms, with colours and designs far different from before,” said S Shravani, a college student.
The items on display include Maheswari, chanderi, and tusser sarees, vegetable dye and bagh print cotton sarees, bhattik cotton sarees, bedsheets, beads, stone and bell metal. The collection is priced from `200. There is a discount of 20 per cent on all handicraft items.
The exhibition is on at the Handicraft and Handloom Development Centre, Kalakshetra Foundation till December 24.