Shilparamam is organising a Khadi Bazaar, from 2nd to 18th November. There are about 500 stalls spread out over the premises, and artisans from all over the country are participating in this bazaar.
However, only about 5 stalls stock khadi dress material. Most of the rest are stalls stocking silks and mixed varieties of cloth. There is a wide range of fabrics ranging from the fine Muga, Tussar, Banarasi, Venkatagiri, Gadwal and Kanjeevaram to many other lesser known varieties of silk including kora, matka and paper silk. Kantha work, embroidered, woven and block printed stuff, and Madhubani and printed material silk fabrics - both loose material and readymade pieces - are the other major attractions here.
The stalls represent various states like Andhra Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, West Bengal and Orissa.
The center of attraction however is the huge collection of terracota and Khurja pottery items, spread over a vast open space of the crafts village. Many terracota artefacts that are not easily available outside are stocked here, like a big bird with wings spread that can be used as a corner piece, handis, long pots and various other small diyas and decorative dolls. Khurja pottery items with bright colors, like cups, mugs, trays, plates and bowls, easily attract buyers.
Other stalls include wooden toys, artificial jewelry, sculpture by Katuri Venkateshwara Rao from Tenali, leather puppets, fabric paintings, contemporary wooden furniture and ethnic food stalls.
Entry charges to Shilparamam of Rs. 20 per adult and Rs. 10 per child are applicable. Please contact 2310-0455 for further details.