Trees in the rainforests apparently give more pleasure to to man than by just being part of utterly breathtaking and intimidating scenic beauty. Here's a differet facet to the glory of the North-East.
Purbashree-Chennai, with support from the Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Govt. of India, is organising a North-East Handicrafts Fair. The event is on from 24th August to 7th September, at the Institute Of Engineers Hall, Khairatabad.
The exhibition has about 50 stalls and artisans from the 7 North-Eastern states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur and Tripura, displaying various handcrafted items.
The centre of attraction are the cane and bamboo products, that also form a majority of the exhibition. Sofas, centre tables, side tables, dewans, bookcases and decorative artifacts made from cane, and baskets, mats, vases and hand fans made from bamboo, are available in plenty, at reasonable rates.
Going around the stalls, you will find faces made with tree roots and wood, expensive panchaloha idols, leather handbags, purses, wallets and cellphone cases, wall hangings, palm leaf paintings and toys. There are also colourful hand-printed readymade dresses for women and kids, including colorfully designed sleeveless tops with matching bottoms.
In addition, there is a live demonstration of making bamboo mats and baskets, by the women from the North-East.
Please contact the venue at 2339-4969 for further details.