A confluence of crafts
A two-day long crafts exhibition - Sammelan at Aksharam School brings together a wide range of ethnic and traditional collections done by experts.
THE THREE basic crafts on which the edifice of Indian heritage is built - pottery, weaving and embroidery, will shape up in a common mould in the two-day long exhibition at Aksharam School, Begumpet.
The exhibition titled `Sammelan' scheduled for March 5 and 6 will bring together art and crafts from different parts of India done by many an expert.
While the terracotta items on display have taken shape out of the wheel of a National Award winner from Pudukottai in Tamil Nadu, the Kalamkari paintings are by a group of trained youngsters from Srikalahasti.
Traditional Kandanghi saris have been brought in from the looms of weavers from Chettinad. The vibrant colours and textures have been reproduced in finer counts and silk fabrics to the delight of the person who wears it.
`Sasha' - a Kolkata-based NGO, has brought a whole range of linens, bedspreads, dupattas etc., woven and embroidered exquisitely with fine Kaantha, Aari and Appliqué work.
Venkatgiri saris woven in only vegetable dyed yarn in traditional designs are also a highlight of the `Sammelan'. The world-famous saris have been sourced from a renowned designer in Chennai. `Karpoori Kodali' dupattas will also be on display and are expected to be a great crowd-puller.
As a value-addition to this traditional fare, the choli creations of a designer from Bangalore will also be showcased. Blouses embroidered in ethnic designs in bright colours will be a boon for the fashion conscious women of Hyderabad.
So, go desi. Have a dekko at the Sammelan at Aksharam School (Next to Blue Moon) to get bowled by the these rich Indian crafts.
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