Kuteera brings together artisans from across India
Over 50 artisans from different parts of the country will participate in Kuteera 2016 organised by the Crafts Council of Karnataka. The exhibition will feature exquisite traditional and contemporary handicrafts that are not easily available in the city.
“We have sourced works by artisans from places such as Manipur, which is popular for its black pottery, and from Varanasi that is famous for its toys. Out of the 50 stalls, 45 are reserved for crafts, and about five are going to display fabrics and yarn from Andhra Pradesh, and Gujarat. We have been in constant touch with the artisans since August last year to make this event a reality,” explains Revathi Prasad from Crafts Council of India.
Apart from black pottery and Varasani toys, the other highlights of the exhibition include terracotta jewellery, Sikkhi grass baskets and Mirzapur carpets. From Karnataka, painted wooden dolls from Kinhal, Channapatna toys, stoneware from Halebeedu, Bidriware, brassware etc, will be on display. One can also find woollen durries from Uttar Pradesh, and cotton durries from Warangal. “Some of the other highlights at the show are the Kondapalli toys, and leather puppets from Andhra Pradesh,” adds Prasad.
Rs,100 onwards. January 6-12. At Chitrakala Parishath, Kumara Krupa Road. 10.30 am-7.30 pm.