Ethnic Weaves

Published: 26th May 2014 10:26 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th May 2014 10:26 AM   |  A+A-


Abhimaan Craft Society is organising ‘All Indian Handloom and Handicraft Exhibition 2014’ at Mahalakshmi Kalyana Mandapam near Kalikotta Palace in Tripunithura.

Unique arts and crafts from 50 villages in the country are being showcased in the exhibition, according to the organisers.

Stalls for fabrics and apparels, including special stalls for shawls from Jammu and Kashmir, hand block print from Rajasthan and kurtas for men from Odisha are the centre of attraction at the fair.

Channapatna toys, Saharanpur furniture and jute bags are the most sought after among the household and gift and decorative items.

Jewellery items, especially Meenakari jewellery and lac bangles, offer a particular reason for women to visit the expo.

The members of the Craft Society said the they are helping artisans promote and sell their craft-based goods directly to customers  across the country.

“This will provide market opportunities for rural artisan communities eliminating middlemen. Our exhibitions also help to promote cultural tourism,” said Byju, a member of the Society. The exhibition will conclude on June 1.


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