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Monday, January 12, 2009
From bronze items of Swamimalai to the famed dress materials with Lucknowi chikan the bazaar arrays before city dwellers an assortment of exquisite hand crafted items reflecting craftsmanship of various States. Poompuhar- Tamil Nadu Handicrafts Development Corporation has come up with this unique show with a view to encourage bulk purchases and exports of handicrafts. KS Sripathi, Chief Secretary declared open the Show on Monday at Valluvar Kottam. Stone carvings, papier mache artefacts, zari embroideries, artistic lamps, terracotta, Tanjore paintings, Tanjore Art Plates, rosewood carvings, wood inlay works and carvings, bindriware, sandal wood carvings, woollen carpets, cotton dhurries, Kalamkari paintings, bellmetal urulis, appliqué products, natural fibre products, palm leaf products, pattamadi korai mats, shell products, hand made textiles, artistic brassware and much more await customers. Eminent craftsmen including National Award winners and Shipa Gurus have come down to the city for the fair. “I am really excited to be here.
I hope people in Chennai would love our Lucknowi chikan work materials. I am looking forward for the coming days,” said Ayub Khan from Smart Chikan Art. Those in search of more unique products will find the wood products in teak at the Kerala handicrafts stall. It is not just the jewellery boxes, coir and jute mats and wooden wall hangings that catch your attention, but their special jugs.
Monday, January 05, 2009
Among the most popular categories was the knitted jacket for a premature baby, with the 11 entrie. The Best in Show award went to M Taylor for a pencil drawing, while B Oxley took the reserve with a flower arrangement in a picture frame
Monday, December 08, 2008
He said that the state government would gift a Chamba handkerchief to Queen Elizabeth who is likely to inaugurate the Common Wealth games at New Delhi in 2010. The Chief Minister said exquisite handicrafts and handloom items manufactured in the state would get an exposure in the foreign markets as a brand in a big way in the proposed fairs, where orders of foreign nationals would also be booked.