• Learn a craft : At the ‘Kausalyam Experiences’ section, register and learn Cheriyal mask painting, pottery, Madhubani paintings or listen to Ancient Living representatives talk about native grains. Artisans will also be displaying their products for purchase.
  • Honouring craftspeople: In 2006, the Crafts Council of the then united Andhra Pradesh introduced ‘Sanmaan’ awards to recognise craftspeople. This year, Chintakindi Mallesham will receive the lifetime achievement award for the creation of Asu machine that helps ikat weavers process yarn with ease. Mallesham is a Padma Shri awardee.
  • National level Sanmaan winners: Ambika Devi for Vaikuntapali in Madhubani painting style and Mobina Banu for Kota sari weaving.
  • State level Sanmaan winners: Sapavat Kamala Yadagiri for Banjara needle craft using Vaikuntapali, Kurapati Srinivas Venkatesh for portrait weaving, Kalingapatnam Usha and Kola Rajeswari for jamdani weaving, Niranjan Jonnalagadda for kalamkari, D Sai Kiran for cheriyal painting and Naveena Dosada for silver filigree designing.