Odisha is the centre of culture, arts and crafts. Some the most crowded fairs of Eastern India are held here. The 10th Toshali National Crafts Fair is now on at Bhubaneswar’s sprawling Janata Maidan.
It is a 14 day fair where artisans and craftsmen from entire Odisha and other states set up stalls and showcase the best handicrafts, handlooms, jewellery and lots more. The theme for this year’s fair is ‘Ikat’ or warp and weft weaving style of Odisha.
Starting from 15th December, this fair has already transacted business worth Rs. 5.71 crore and still last few days remain! Handicrafts, handlooms, food, cultural shows – everything at one place! Read more here: http://updateodisha.in/toshali-crafts-mela-odisha-2015-transacts-5-71-cr-attracts-7-63-lakh-people-so-far/
The food stalls are huge and serve lots of yummy dishes.
The sweets are just mind-blowing!
So many eco-friendly crafts delight the eyes and soul!
Honouring the theme of ‘Ikat’ more Handloom stalls add to the magical glory of this fair!
While these craftsmen, weavers and artisans produce magnificence in Odisha, we have a tall task of marketing these and creating more usable and innovative products out of these for a global audience.
Do contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any of these splendid crafts shipped to you or any custom-made item for your use! Merry Christmas to all!
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