Intricate works from Orissa
Deccan Herald,Â IndiaÂ
Arts and Crafts Exposition (ACE) is holding an exhibition-cum-sale of handloom, handicraft and jewellery from Orissa…
Orissa is a state where all forms of arts are given huge importance. Many of the art works that died out with time in many parts of the country are still practised in parts of Orissa. The arts and craft of Orissa include â€˜patachitraâ€™, palm leaf paintings, applique and patch work and silver filigree locally called `tarakasiâ€™. The process consists of drawing silver through a series of consecutively smaller holes to produce fine strands of wire. These wires are then made into various shapes by deft hands of the craftsmen by bending them into different designs and soldering them with pincer and scissors.Â Â
Arts and Crafts Exposition (ACE) is holding an exhibition-cum-sale of handloom, handicraft and jewellery from Orissa till April 13 at the Srinivas Sagar Kalyan Mahal, 2nd block, Jayanagar, near Ashoka Pillar. The exhibition has also on display Hyderabad sarees, Bengal kantha and cotton sarees, Madurai cotton sarees, Rajasthani tops, kurtis, ghagras, Punjab phulkari dress materials, Lucknow chikan dress materials, Kalakaris from Andhra Pradesh, printed bedspreads from Rajasthan as well as batik and hand-printed bedspreads.
The handicrafts on display include Sarangpur wood products, Rajasthani paintings and wooden articles, brass tatues, madhubani and kalamkari paintings, semi-precious and artificial jewellery, terracotta, rudraksh, bangles etc. There will be a 10 per cent discount on handicraft and 20 per cent discount on handlooms.