Mysuru: The 10-day Craft Bazaar Festival, organised jointly by Jeevan Jyoti Welfare Federation of Gujarat and Textile Ministry, has begun at JSS Urban Hall here.
Inaugurating the fair, C. Shivaraju, Additional Commissioner, Regional Commissioner’s Office, said that a massive exhibition and sale of handicrafts by National and state award-winning artisans is being organised. He said that the artisans are working to save the culture and in order to give them more encouragement, the public should visit the fair in large numbers and make the mela a success.
“More than 100 stalls have been opened at the fair, which is attended by artisans from Karnataka, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan and a few other States. Tussar silk sarees from Maharashtra, Kolhapur slippers, home-made needles made from the soil of Delhi, furniture, dresses, Gujarat state’s coloured flower pots, kutch woolen shawl and patchwork, West Bengal’s jute items, batik sarees, kanta embroidered sarees, terracota, bamboo home appliances from North-Eastern states, and artificial flowers. The fair will continue till March 16 and will have free entry from 10.00 am to 9.00 pm.