Cottage Crafts Mela organized to empower artisans and craftpersons of India

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2014-11-04 14:00:00 – New Delhi

The Central Cottage Industries Corporation of India Ltd (CCIC) to celebrate the symbols of distinct culture and heritage of India organised a 13 days 'Cottage Crafts Mela' in Delhi on Monday. The exhibition is sponsored by the Office of Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Ministry of textiles.

The exhibition was inaugurated by Samir Kumar Biswas, IAS, Development Commissioner (Handicrafts). Pramod Nagpal, Chief General Manager of the Central Cottage Industries Corporation of India Ltd (CCIC), was also present on the occasion.

Mr Biswas at the inauguration function said that CCIC has organised this exhibition for the artisans who have come from various places of the country and this is a good platform where they can showcase and sell their products.

Several diversified products and a large variety of items such as artefacts, paintings, wood craft, metal ware, pottery and stone craft, marble craft,

papier mache, furniture and furnishings, home linen, carpets, sarees and shawls, are being showcased in the exhibition.

The event was organized to empower artisans and craftpersons. The Handicraft industry comprises diversified products and is showing continuous and steady growth rate every year.

India has a diverse and rich craft tradition. Indian craft traditions are reputed all over the world and admired for their beauty, design, utilities and above all intricacy of craft. (ANI)

The 13 days exhibition-cum-sale held at Shilpi Haat, Rajiv Gandhi Handicrafts Bhavan is open to the public up to November 15. The visiting hours are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Handicraft lovers will get a glimpse of artifacts from different parts of the country under one roof.

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