Women's talent showcased
Exquisitely crafted Pic. by R. Ragu.
THE `WOMEN Entrepreneurs Craft Mela' has a certain home-like feel about it, since most of the products on display have been produced at home individually or in small home based units.
The products have that special touch of home-made care, be they charming soft toys, value-added jute shopping bags or mouth-watering avakkai! For daily wear there is a range of moderately priced made-ups and saris from chikan work and Gujarati tribal embroidered salwar kurta sets to cotton and silk saris. Cutwork petticoats from Kolkata, jute handbags dressed up with zari edgings and embroidery are some of the value-added functional items on display. Among the prettiest items are the Orissa filigree products done in German silver. An ingenious German silver filigree item is the travelling puja set with tiny puja vessels fitting into one composite case. Beautifully designed trays and tumblers also form a part of the collection.
Perfumed dry flower embedded candles, recycled paper photo frames and trays and a wide range of terracotta figurines, diyas and decorative items add charm to the display. The terracotta figures are well crafted and come in a variety of sizes.
And definitely not to be missed, are the home-made pickles and appalams. The mela which is on at the C.P. Arts Centre, 1, Eldams Road, Alwarpet, ends on March 10.
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