As many as 100 artisans to exhibit handicrafts at 6 day 'Natural Fibre and Languishing Craft Exhibition'
Bhubaneswar, Mar 15 (KNN) As many as 100 artisans from various districts of Odisha are exhibiting handicraft goods at a six day state-level Natural Fibre and Languishing Craft Exhibition at Adivasi Exhibition Ground here.
The exhibition has been organized to revive traditional handicrafts of the state and give a big push to the traditional handicraft sector.
Around 100 artisans, SHG’s, NGO’s, societies are participating from various districts like Mayurbhanj, Bhadrak, Kendrapada, Keonjhar, Ganjam, Jajpur, Dhenkanal, Nayagarh, Jagatsinghpur, Khurda, Balasore, Nabarangapur, Sambalpur, Cuttack, Puri and Kandhamal.
Natural fibre crafts are handicrafts made of various natural fibres such as Jute, Coir, Sabai Grass, Golden Grass, Sisal Fibre, Straw, Cane, Bamboo, Palm Leaf and Root among others. These are manufactured by artisans of the state.
Similarly, handicrafts like Art Leather craft, Betel Nut craft, Flexible Brass fish, Gopa craft, Horn craft, Jaikhadi craft, Keora Leaf craft, Lacquer ware craft, Paddy craft, Solapith craft, Painted wooden toys, Ganjappa cards, Dongaria shawls and Saura painting among others are all identified as Languishing Crafts.
Secretary, State Textiles and Handloom department, Shubha Sharma, Director, cottage industry, BK Dash, Boynika’s Managing Director Bikash Chandra Mahapatraa and Utkalika’s President Satyaranjan Sahoo graced the occasion.