Kolkata-based Swayambhar Nari is organising its annual handicrafts and handlooms exhibition, from 20th to 26th August, at the YWCA hall in West Marredpally. With the popularity of the exhibition increasing every year, this year 18 states are participating in it. Master craftsmen from West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Orissa are selling products prepared by them, directly to the customers.
As you enter the hall, the first things that catch your attention are the scores of picture frames resembling paintings. But these are actually thread work stitched on handmade paper - highly attractive, and reasonably priced, too. The display is impressive as you enter the hall, with something available for everyone in the cramped and crowded place.
Most of the artisans are from Bengal, and there are Bengal saris with Batik prints, embroidery, mirror works and Kantha work. The leather keychains, wallets, handbags and purses cost anything between Rs. 20 and Rs. 500. The stocks of handloom dress material, readymade girls' suits and shirts are limited, but are worth a buy for their designs and colors. Panchaloha idols, carpets, jute bags, swings and door curtains, door mats, and artificial jewelry and stones, are showcased in the other stalls display.
Please contact the venue at at 2780-1909 for further details.