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10-Day Handicraft Mela begins in Mangaluru

10-Day Handicraft Mela begins in Mangaluru


Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, Dec 02, 2016: A national-level Gandhi Shilp Bazar Handicrafts Mela, has been organised by the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India and Cauvery, the Karnataka Sate Handicrafts Development Corporation Ltd at Hotel Woodlands from  today December 02 Thursday.

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It is a 10-day Mela, atleast a  100 master craftspersons from various states across the country  participated by displaying their exclusive and exquisite handicrafts and handcrafted textiles to sell directly to the connoisseurs of arts and crafts in Mangaluru.


Dhokra castings, stone carvings, palm leaf engraving, appliqué works of Odisha, carpets, durries, tribal jewellery, lac craft of Bihar, woollen carpets, jute crafts of West Bengal, cane and bamboo, Sitalpati and terracotta of north-eastern states miniature paintings, papier mache from Rajasthan, colourful embroidered shawls, papier mache from Jammu and Kashmir, pearl jewellery and crochet lace of Andhra Pradesh, sandalwood carvings, wood inlay of Karnataka, Chola bronze, stone carvings, wood carvings, Kora grass mats of Tamil Nadu, rosewood carvings and fibre-based crafts of Kerala, zari, Chanderi sarees, Phulkari, Madhubani paintings and others will be on display and sale for art lovers of Mangaluru.


This mela will be open to the public from 10 am to 8 pm from Dec 02 to 11.


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Bharath N Rai, Mysuru Thu, December-1-2016, 11:24
Some handicraft art are really mind blowing to watch and the work has to be appreciated. We have to promote sales and encourage towards this.Some are expensive so many do not go fro it though they want it . But the work has to get the proper cost .
Ishanth R Shetty, Mangaluru Thu, December-1-2016, 11:15
Wow a great news for the handcraft lovers. Some have great passion towards the handicraft products.
Ashalatha, Kundapur Thu, December-1-2016, 10:59
Espicaly the women have a great desire for the handicraft products.
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