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Gandhi Shilp Bazaar from Sept 29

National and State awardees’ craftsmen to present live demonstrations in Art and Craft making

Craftmen from all over the country are coming together to create an impressive lineup of uniquely beautiful pieces for the Dasara Fest, ‘Gandhi Shilp Bazaar’ organised by Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, New Delhi and Karnataka State Handicrafts Development Corporation Limited, Bengaluru.

Artisans are coming together at JSS Urban Haat, Hebbal, with a wide variety of craft categories including wood, clay, cloth, jewellery and metal.

Few artistes use a combination of distinctive glazes, patterns and beautifully crafted pottery in their pieces, while others create functional and decorative pieces by hand-carving. The intricate designs, which are a product of these techniques, would be showcased in their display. In addition to this, woodwork pieces claim mention with artisans creating visually mesmerising wood pieces.

Artistes choose pieces of wood specifically for their colour and grain and cut these pieces into a pattern. Each of these creates a realistic vision of things found in nature.

Craftsmen who are National and State awardees will present live demonstrations in Art and Craft making and will display Kasuthi sarees, Tussar silk sarees, Kantha stitch sarees, Banaras sarees and dress materials, boutique sarees and dresses and Bengali cotton sarees. They will also display Kashmiri handlooms, wood carving and furniture from Saharanpur, wood inlay, chicken embroidery, modern art murals, ceramics, Madhubani paintings, Rajasthani miniature paintings, Rajasthani embroidery and footwear, Gujarati dresses, dried flowers, a variety of leather items, various jute products, vegetable print dress materials, artificial and imitation jewellery and gem stone jewellery. Marble paintings, Karnataka silk sarees, Chennapattan toys and plenty of terracotta items among other handicraft and handlooms items will also be displayed.

This wide range of handicrafts will be displayed from September 29 to October 9 between 10 am to 9 pm. The event will be inaugurated on September 29 at 4 pm by B L Bhyarappa, Mayor, Mysuru City Corporation, Mysuru, MP Pratap Simha will preside over the function.

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