The artisan from all over India of the Hast Karigar Society will be exhibiting a collection of an exclusive and exquisite range of traditional handicrafts and ethnic weaves at Chennai. The exhibition cum sale is on from 3rd to 9th September 2012 from 11.00 am to 7 pm at the Lalit Kala Academy, Greams road, Chennai. The handicrafts and handloom products on display will be in the range of Rs.30 and Rs.20,000 at the upper end for exclusive hand crafted Sarees.
This year’s Special attraction is the demonstration by artisans between 11 am to 2 pm daily. Artisan will demonstrate and share their knowledge on Block Printing, Traditional Painting, Stone and Lac Jewellery, Iron craft from Bastar, Leather puppet, Tie & Dye, weaving and other crafts.
Some of the unique craft items available at the exhibition are Pattachitra from West Bengal & Orissa, Gond tribal paintings on paper and cloth from Madhya Pradesh, Kauna Grass Craft from Manipur and Orissa, Tribal and thread Jewellery - Karnataka and Rajasthan, Manipuri Madhubani Painting on paper, cloth and wood from Bihar, Straw Art from West Bengal, Miniature Painting on wooden work from Rajasthan, Kalamkari from Andhra Pradesh, Tribal Jewellery from Karnataka & Himachal Pradesh, Applique from deserts of Rajasthan, Blue Art Pottery from Rajasthan, Leather Work from Haryana, Bead work from Rajasthan, Iron Craft from Chhattisgarh, Terracotta from Rajasthan, Leather Puppet from Andhra Pradesh.
Chanderi sarees from Madhya Pradesh, Tussar from Bihar & Jharkhand, Mat Weaving from West Bengal, Jamdani Weaves from West Bengal, Bagru Print from Rajasthan, Durries from UP, Ikat from Orissa, Kantha Embroidery from West Bengal, Applique Work from Rajasthan, Kosa from Chhattisgarh, Maheshwari from Madhya Pradesh, Mangalgiri from Andhra Pradesh, Extra Weaves from Rajasthan, Chiken Work from U.P, Kanchipuram from Tamil Nadu, Banarasi sarees from U.P and much more is available at the exhibition.
Most of the products are environment friendly and safe for use. The Society and its members believe in sustainable economic production and livelihood where renewable resources are used and mechanization is regulated with the minimal use of non-renewable resources.