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Floral delights Adding colour to the mela
Floral delights Adding colour to the mela

The ongoing Lepakshi exhibition at Musheerabad has something for everyone

Exquisite handlooms and intricate handicrafts are the special buys at the Lepakshi exhibition being held at Musheerabad. At the entrance is the Khurja pottery collection spread on the floor.

On display are mugs in twisted shapes, terracotta teapots, pickle and cookie containers, attractive dinner sets, flower pots, bowls and a large number of decorative items.

“It is a modern art and these contemporary designs are all handmade,” says artisan Raisuddin, who has created some lovely designs.

Move around and paintings made on canvas , hand-made paper and oil on sheets attract your attention. Oil paints, natural colours, charcoal and other materials have been used here.

The themes are different and include naturescapes, abstracts and some daubs of realism too as artist Manisha Gupta has tried to paint the feminine.

For sari lovers, there are stalls displaying different varieties of Pochampally and Kalamkari saris. Dress materials and colourful tops are ideal for college-going girls. Wooden toys, lamps, hangings, jute bags, brass figurines and rose wood furniture are also showcased here. If you want to add a dash of glow to your face, look out for aloe vera gels and face packs. Special creams are ideal for cracked foot. Also on show are the gold and silver artificial jewellery.

The exhibition is exhaustive and the collection is as wide as it gets. Check out handmade paper bags, keychains, gem stones, kondapally tops, marble stone items and Nirmal paintings. Another interesting feature is that the handicrafts from other states also get a display here.

For the savvy ones, there are leather puppets, lamp shades, agarbattis (incense). Accessories like ear rings and bangles add sparkle to the collection.

The Lepakshi exhibition has everything under the sun. If you are in a mood to shop, drop in at the mela before June 15.

SALONI GUPTA

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