Art objects from Tamil Nadu such as bronze pieces, wood carvings and hand-crafted textile jewellery are on display at a 23-day-long exhibition which opened at Rajiv Gandhi Handicrafts Bhawan in New Delhi on Tuesday.
The exhibition is also presenting the cultural heritage of the State and skills of talented craftsmen.
As organiser, the Tamil Nadu Handicrafts Development Corporation with its brand name “Poompuhar” has seen to it that artefacts of high quality are on offer to buyers. The collection comprising exclusive art objects of the State seeks to meet the expectations of art connoisseurs as well as the common man.
According to a Tamil Nadu Handicrafts Development Corporation spokesperson, the ongoing exhibition is being conducted to market authentic crafts and it will be eventually benefit the craftsmen.
“A variety of crafts in bronzes, brass, stone, appliqué, jewellery, art plates and silk and cotton saris, famous within the country and abroad, are available under the same roof. It is also providing an opportunity to artisans to become a part of the national mainstream,” he added.
The exhibition seeks to promote authentic handicrafts of the southern State and provides direct and indirect employment and market support to those who earn their livelihood from crafts.