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Art and craft at ‘Kuteera'

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VARIETY:Handicrafts from different regions are on display at the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath in Bangalore.— Photo: K. Murali Kumar
VARIETY:Handicrafts from different regions are on display at the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath in Bangalore.— Photo: K. Murali Kumar

Handicrafts from different regions and cultures are on display at ‘Kuteera', an exhibition of traditional art and craft, organised by the Crafts Council of Karnataka at the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath.

Bidriware, banana fibre products, Banjara embroidery items, Kinhal toys and dolls, white metal products, Chittara paintings, bronze icons, lacquer ware, handmade paper products and coconut wood products from Karnataka are on display. In addition, there are miniature paintings, embroidered bedspreads and carpets from Rajasthan, Madhubani paintings from Bihar, leather puppets and durries from Andhra Pradesh, Sikki grass baskets, wooden toys and durries from Uttar Pradesh, and bamboo products from the North East. A few craftsmen will be present at the venue, demonstrating their skill.

The inaugural function of ‘Kuteera' on Friday witnessed the release of Woodcraft of Karnataka by Indu Parthasarathy by the former bureaucrat Chiranjiv Singh. The book looks into the tradition and characteristics of Karnataka wood work, tracing its history from ancient to modern times.

This five-day exhibition, which will conclude on March 22, will be open to the public between 10 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.


  • Craftsmen will demonstrate their skill

  • The exhibition is on till March 22


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