Live demonstrations showing exquisite artwork from the state of Orissa in paintings, applique work, coir products and paper mesmerised residents who visited the Odisha Handlooms and Handicrafts Fair 2013 which was inaugurated at the Ludhiana Club on Saturday.
Odisha State Cooperative handicrafts Corporation Limited, an apex body under the Government of Odisha, organised the fair in Punjab.
Talking to Newsline, B K Sahu, manager of the show said, “The exhibition has been sponsored by the Ministry of textiles, Government of India to promote art and craft of one state in another.
“Various artistes and self help groups are associated with the project and thus we are helping them to display and sell their products in different states.”
Taking a round of the exhibition, one can see various handloom works that are on sale such as sambhalpuri saris, bomkoi sarees, khandua saris and other bed covers and cushions.
On the other hand innovation was at display in the handicraft sections with silver filigree, applique, paintings, wood carvings, stone carvings, dhokra works, seashells and other art works.
“These are exclusive and traditional works of Orissa. The greatest benefit of visiting the exhibition is that residents of Punjab can actually get in conversation with artists themselves to gain information and knowledge about the artwork,” said Sahu while talking to Newsline.