An earnest quake can make it seem like exit light enter night permanently, but
the rest of the country isn't stoical about it. Here's the unaffected ones of
the fraternity showing their affected ones that they're there.
The Crafts Council of Andhra Pradesh (CCAP), an organization promoting the crafts and the craftsmen of the state, is organizing a crafts exhibition for a 3-day period called Sanmaan - 2001. Though the organization's focus is mainly on the crafts of Andhra Pradesh, in this exhibition craftspersons from Gujarat and Rajasthan will put their products on display, too.
After the devastating earthquake the craftsmen of Gujarat are slowly coming back to their occupations. The CCAP has invited the artisans of Gujarat and Rajasthan in aid of these craftsmen. The exhibition is being held in memory of the late M Balakotiah, an expert on crafts who strove for the betterment of the craftsmen fraternity.
The exhibition will be inaugurated by the CM at 5.00pm on 12th September, and will be open to the public from the 13th morning. Visitors can view some exquisite items on display such as bead work, ethnic Kutchi, Rabari, Aari, patchwork embroidery, silver, lac, Meenakari and agate jewelry, block printed fabrics, wooden pataras, colorful puppets, delicate silk paintings and warm razais. Besides these, certain crafts of the state like Nirmal, Ettikopaka toys, Narsapur lace and Banjara embroidery will also be on display.
Please contact N Vijayalakshmi Prabhakar at 381-1724 for further details.