Hyderabadis, visit this handicrafts exhibition in Marredpally for unique hand-crafted products

An exhibition has started in the city showcasing many unique handicrafts – Batik, hand-painted umbrellas, leather bags, mats, Pattachitra painted tea kettles, Pattachitra hand-painted sarees, dress material, tea coasters, trays, etc.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  20 Aug 2022 5:26 AM GMT
Hyderabadis, visit this handicrafts exhibition in Marredpally for unique hand-crafted products

Hyderabad: Laptop leather bags are routine, but if they are embroidered, hand-painted with permanent vegetable colours, and vintage elements, they become special. An exhibition has started in the city showcasing many unique handicrafts – Batik, hand-painted umbrellas, leather bags, mats, Pattachitra painted tea kettles, Pattachitra hand-painted sarees, dress material, tea coasters, trays, etc. These are some of the things on display at the exhibition being organised by Swayambhar Nari, a Kolkata-based voluntary organization, at the Handicrafts Exhibition in YWCA in Marredpally.




Pattachitra is an ancient cloth-based scroll painting from the east Indian states. It is known for intricate details as well as mythological narratives and folktales inscribed in it. Batik is the age-old art of wax-resistant dye on fabrics to create beautiful and colorful designs.




The seven-day exhibition is open from 11 a.m to 8 p.m till 25 August 2022. There are artisans who will do live Bhatik and Pattachitra paintings on umbrellas, clothes, and others.



Many products that are on display are so unique that they may be a lifetime possession for art lovers and enthusiasts, said Sudeshna Paul, a member of Swayambhar Nari. And they are affordable and not very costly, he added.




"The exhibition first returns to Hyderabad among other cities in India after the unexpected halt due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Our lives were shattered during the past two years. We have come to Hyderabad first among other cities in India with a fond hope that people will always welcome and encourage us," said Saikath, another member of Swayambhar Nari.




"All the items displayed here are unique, not run-of-the-mill. They are hand-painted. Every person wants to be different and unique. We have many unique handicraft products which are not available anywhere in the market. Buying them will encourage poor artisans," added Saikath.




The exhibition is also showcasing different types of handicrafts from Shantiniketan, Bengal handloom and linen sarees, Kantha work sarees, and Kantha products, along with jewelry and jute items.

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