Mangalore, Jan 10, 2014: MP Nalin Kumar inaugurates the 14 day long ‘North East Crafts Bazaar’ at Woodlands Hall on Jan 9, Thursday.
The exhibition was jointly organized by the North Eastern Handicrafts and Handlooms Development Corporation and Development Commissioner, Ministry of Textiles.
Addressing the press at the press meet on the occasion, Jacab D’Souza, Handlooms Development Corporation officer said that the exhibition will present the endless array of crafts creations from beauty loving and artistic people of eight sister states of North Eastern region like Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim.
He also said that a wide range of cane and Bamboo crafts, Handloom weaving, artistic textile weaving, Wood Carving, Embroidery, Jewellery, Brass and Bell Metal, Basketry and some of the time honoured traditional crafts of the North Eastern Region traditional are also on display.
The exhibition also displays hand woven fabrics with rich and symbolic ornamentation of Assam, the eye catching Tribal ornaments, Dragon, Geometric and Floral motifs of Arunachal Pradesh. The beautiful toys and dolls made of straw and clay ad famous Kauna Grass cushions and mattress of Manipur, the cap of Mizoram, the most colourful tribal weaves as well as the wooden handicrafts like basketry items and Nag spear of Nagaland give an enviable place to the North Eastern Region in the realm of Arts and Crafts.
Ravi and Kiran of the department were present at the press meet.