In a bid to boost the sale of locally manufactured handicrafts and to provide local artisans a platform to sell their products, Desi Adda — a shop selling traditionally made gift and home decor items — was inaugurated here on Wednesday.
The shop has a range of products made of Terakota, clay, wood along with books written on India and books written by Indian authors, traditional games and Madhubani and Tanjore paintings on sale. All the handicrafts at the shop are made by artisans from Mysuru, Channapatna, Kengeri and Sargur.
“Being one of the major tourist attractions of Mysuru, Chamundi Hill attracts thousands of tourists from across the world. Purchasing products that have local touch remains most of the peoples’ desire. Desi Adda has come forwards to fulfill those desire by offering genuine traditionally made products,” former minister S A Ramadas said.
Appreciating the move, cine star Srinath said that the platform would not only help in encouraging the skills of the artisans but also plays a vital role in promoting the local culture.
The engi-neer-turned-entrepre-neur Adarsh who is the proprietor of Desi Adda told City Today that his team was working with local artisans in recognising their skills and helping them with creative ideas to come up with contemporary works.
“We have around 23 artisans working for us. We give them ideas and will purchase their products at the cost set by them,” Adarsh said.