Traditional Odissi art on display

Attend the Odisha Handloom and Handicraft’s Fair organised by Prasanthi Handicrafts at the Jayashree Kalyana Mandapam, Kalakshetra Road, Thiruvanmiyur.

The fair has a wide range of handicrafts on display from Bhubaneswar, Orissa.

Pure silk saris with bomkai and double ikkat motifs from Sambalpur, Bargarh, and Sonepur to name a few.

Besides the inked salwar kameez sets, there are sets embellished with mirror, jala, and jehera work, all at affordable prices.

One could also choose from exquisite dress materials in cotton finishing — ghagra choli, kurtas, bed spreads, curtains, pillow and cushion covers among others.

Appliqué work, a distinct craft of Orissa which involves cutting of fabric in various shapes such as flowers, birds and animals, and stitching them on coloured cloth, adds vibrancy to the fair.

Also on display are wall hangings, lamp shades, and banjara and bidri work hand bags, which are particularly attractive. Mythological engravings on palm leaf, letter holders, jute bags, and wallets made of jute are the special attraction of the expo.

The exhibition-cum-sale is also offering a special discount of 20 per cent on handloom products and a 10 per cent on handicrafts.

The fair is on till April 6.

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