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The Mela provides an opportunity to behold the rich and varied art and craft traditions of India’s culturally enriched regions, providing a glimpse of their culture and a chance to exchange creative ties. Jewellery, Art Objects, Paintings, Metal Ware, Woodcraft, Lamps, Pottery, Women’s Wear, Men’s Wear, Sarees, Shawls, Accessories, Dress Fabrics, and much more are on display at the Mela.
“This concept provides a platform for the cultural and artistic interchange between artisans and visitors and an ideal method for the exchange of knowledge with each other. Around 25 artists who are national and state awardees from various parts of India are participating in the event with their unique crafts from their respective regions,”said S. Inayath Shah, AGM, CCIE, Bangalore.
On display there is rich weaving tradition of India represented in the wide range of handloom and cotton sarees and dress materials – from Bihar and Rajasthan, Bagru print from Rajasthan, Chikan embroidered kurtas from Lucknow, phoolkari from Punjab, mangalgiri & ikkat from Andhra Pradesh also silk kurtas, jackets, silk scarves and silk ties from Kashmir to name a few.
In handicraft we have exquisite Dhokra brass craft art from Orissa, fusion of Warli and Bastar art, Madhubani painting (wall hangings) from Bihar, lamps, lampshades, chimes, hand crafted wooden items, bronze and brass idols, woollen carpets from Badohi, semi-precious stone jewellery from Rajasthanand much more. Every item at the CCIE can be customized for corporate gifting.