Country’s handicraft, handloom goods under one roof
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.
A visitor looks at the displayed items at Urban Haat.