Coun­try’s hand­i­craft, hand­loom goods un­der one roof

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - HT NAVI MUMBAI - Tas­neem Kausar ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

CBD BE­LA­PUR: With the new year cel­e­bra­tions round the cor­ner, it’s the per­fect time to visit, ex­plore, shop and get a glimpse of var­i­ous arts, crafts and hand­loom prod­ucts at Gandhi Shilp Bazaar 2015 at the City and In­dus­trial Devleop­ment Cor­po­ra­tion ( Cidco) Ur­ban Haat.

De­vel­op­ment com­mis­sioner (hand­i­crafts), min­istry of tex­tiles, gov­ern­ment of In­dia in co­or­di­na­tion with Cidco Ur­ban Haat has or­gan­ised Gandhi Shilp Bazaar, an ex­hi­bi­tion-cum-sale of ex­quis­ite hand­i­crafts and hand­looms item at Cidco Ur­ban Haat, CBD-Be­la­pur from De­cem­ber 11 to 20.

Gandhi Shilp Bazaar is fa­mous for its var­ied hand­made unique prod­ucts. Ev­ery year, a large num­ber of cit­i­zens visit the ex­hi­bi­tion be­cause of its ex­clu­sive hand­i­craft prod­ucts. It’s the per­fect time for the visi­tors to stroll and check out dif- fer­ent hand­made items like bed sheets, dress ma­te­ri­als and saris with em­broi­dery, car­pet, leather prod­ucts, buy dec­o­ra­tive house­hold ar­ti­cles, mats, bam­boo crafts and wooden fur­ni­ture di­rectly from the pro­duc­ers at very rea­son­able rates.

Cidco Se­nior pub­lic re­la­tions of­fi­cer, Mo­han Ninawe said, “This year, Gandhi Shilp Bazaar will show­case the bril­liance of more than 80 crafts­men from 18 states of In­dia namely Ma­ha­rash­tra, Gu­jarat, Andhra Pradesh, Mad­hya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Ra­jasthan, West Ben­gal among with ex­clu­sive hand­i­craft prod­ucts. In hand­i­crafts, ter­ra­cotta, leather prod­ucts, jute prod­ucts, bam­boo prod­ucts, wall hang­ings, ar­ti­fi­cial jew­ellery, stone arts, paint­ings, ban­gles, car­pets, stat­ues among oth­ers are be­ing ex­hib­ited.”

He added, “For the first time, cit­i­zens of Navi Mum­bai will be able to ex­plore new va­ri­ety of arts and prod­ucts all un­der one

roof. Some of the ex­clu­sive prod­ucts brought by ar­ti­sans are Mad­hubani, Warli, Gond, Pat­a­chi­tra paint­ings from Odisha.”

Ninawe added, “There are also wide va­ri­eties in saris like Ba­narasi, Chan­deri saris from Mad­hya Pradesh, Kan­tha saris from West Ben­gal, Band­hani saris from Gu­jarat and Ra­jasthan, Khadi silk saris from Jhark­hand and Bi­har. For the dress lovers, there are ex­clu­sive dress ma­te­rial col­lec- tions like Batik, Man­gala­giri, Crosse and Pocham­palli silk all un­der one roof and at very rea­son­able and af­ford­able prices.”

There are also leather prod­ucts from Andhra, West Ben­gal and Ma­ha­rash­tra and wooden fur­ni­ture from Sarang­pur. Wood carv­ings from Andhra Pradesh, dhokra and rot iron craft from Ch­hat­tis­garh, hand­i­craft prod­ucts from Goa, Hy­der­abadi pearls from Andhra and ar­ti­fi­cial jew­elleries from Tamil Nadu are also ex­hib­ited.

See­ing the rich hand­i­crafts and hand­loom prod­ucts all un­der one roof in the Gandhi Shilp Bazaar, it’s the per­fect time to spend an evening at the Haat to re­lax, shop and have fun un­der the green spa­ces. Apart from hand­loom and hand­i­craft ar­ti­cles, there is also an ex­clu­sive food court for the food lovers.

The PAP have set up a de­li­cious Agri food stall which has been at­tract­ing food lovers.

BACHCHAN KU­MAR

A vis­i­tor looks at the dis­played items at Ur­ban Haat.

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