At the Gujarati handicraft exhibition you can see hand-made items like ornaments, dresses, handbags, showcase and crockery items.
However, the most attractive items are the palm leaf engravings and tassar silk paintings. These are traditional and eco-friendly works made by tribals in Odisha. The main ingredients include palm leaf, vegetable and fruit juice, neem and turmeric powder.
It requires five months to complete a palm leaf work. The themes are taken from the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, while the prices range from `950-45000.
There is also a wide variety of pearl ornaments like bangles, necklaces and pendants, which have been brought from Jaipur.
There are also ornaments which are made of coral and birth stones, like ruby and emerald. The ornaments are made by cutting and polishing the stones. The prices of the gold plated ruby-emerald necklaces are between `4000 and `15000.
The most attractive ornaments are those made of mixed stones. Other items of interest are marble scriptures, Assam teak wood trays, bowls, candle stands, and spoons. So far, more than a thousand people have visited the exhibition, which is being held at the Woman’s Hall in Kochi. It will conclude on November 17.