The hands that help deck up half the country's homes are as poor as they are nimble. Drop in at Kamma Sangham this week, to salute India's artisans.
Kaushalyam, a joint program by the Crafts Council Of India, the Office of the Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), and the Ministry of Textiles (Government of India), is being held from 25th to 31st January, at the Kamma Sangham, Ameerpet.
About a 100 artisans from all over the country are participating in this crafts bazaar. The exhibition features jewellery, embroidery, metal ware, toys, puppets, sarees and lots more.
A wide range of jewellery is available in a variety of material - including semi-precious stone, silver, thread, glass beads, coconut shell, lac bangles, jute, pearls, wood and terracotta. The stalls will also have fine embroidery - Kantha Sujni, chikan work and Phulkari being some types - that is used on hand-crafted fabric.
Then, there is lacquerware, bronzes, dhurries, bamboo and cane products, jute articles, kauna crafts, black pottery, woven tribal textiles from Korapad, leather puppets, paintings, bhoota articles, hand-made paper products, kalchutties, horn craft cutlery, dhokra, mats, ceramics, mojaris, terracotta, bell metal and metalware, all available in a mind-boggling variety.
Toys from Kondapally and Ettikoppaka are another major feature.
In the textiles section, handloom sarees of various kinds - including Paithani, Kalamkari, Kancheepuram, Tangails and Pochampally - are an added attraction. A range of stone and wooden products are also on sale.
The Crafts Bazaar is an annual fair organized by CCI, to salute the efforts of the artisan community by providing a marketing base to showcase their products developed through the years. It is an exercise to help artisans directly interact with the customer, and to provide hands-on experience in sales and marketing.
Please contact the venue at 2374-3465 for further details.