If you are looking to do up your house, you are certainly not single. Which means you have a wife. Which means she has an aesthetic sensibility. Which means you are always looking out for low-cost shopping outings. Good.
The Siddheshwari Applique Workers Industrial Co-Operative Society Limited of Khurda, Orissa, in association with the Development Commissioner of Handicrafts, New Delhi, is organising an exhibition of Orissa handicrafts called Orissa Handicrafts Mela at the Royal Court Function Hall from 27th February to 8th March. A small exhibition with about 15 stalls, this one has artisans from various villages of Orissa exhibiting their valued produce, as below:
Appliqué art by artisans of Pipli
Animal and bird toys carved out of wood
Brass icons from Puri, Berhampur and Belguntha
Horn work from Cuttack
Palmleaf writing from Puri and Konark
Patachitra paintings from Puri
Silver jewellery from Bhubaneshwar
Decorative motifs, lampshades, wall hangings and beach umbrellas from Pipli
Cloth bags, handbags and letter holders from Konark
Handloom saris from Sambalpur
Toys made with coconut fibre from Balasore
While your wife will be happy with the goods on display, a special discount on all purchases will keep you happy with the bill that will be displayed. For further details, please contact the venue at 2331-6542.