Chennai Online,Â India
It is a visual treat at the handloom and handicrafts exhibition at CP Arts centre at Eldams road , Chennai. The handicrafts and handloom mela entices not only the heritage buffs but also window shoppers with its eye-catching articles from Burma ,Thailand, Bali and of course desi stuff.
The horde of terracotta lamps â€“Akal vilakku in amazing shapes and colors welcome us with reverence at the entrance. The lamps galore symbolize the festival of lights â€“Karthigai deepam which is round the corner. The animal figurines and intricately designed baskets , bowls and trays carves a niche in the hearts of the heritage lovers..
The labyrinthine multi hued designs on the table ware clearly states that a lot of detailing had been done to such pieces.
The lamp shades in black color reflect the spirit of the urban life style. It is key chain galore as the wooden pachyderms with its excellent glass work mirror the virtuosity of the artisans.
Most of the onlookers are trapped by the exuberant collection of precious and semi precious stone ornaments but the Pancha loha jewelry ensnares the passive onlookers.
Rajasthani jute bags and purses has a magical appeal and the artisans should be lauded for their oeuvres.
Our hoary tradition has been enriched by the display of Tanjore art paintings which captures the imagination of the world.
The exhibition is a hub for the heritage lovers which have a rich cultural significance.
The exhibition is on till 23th November