Handlooms, handicrafts Expo “UTKARSH” begins

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Bhubaneswar: Odisha government is organising Handlooms & Handicrafts Exhibition-“UTKARSH” in the State capital from September 23 to October 4.

The event is being held at Ekamra Haat, coincides with National Convention of Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Association of India (FHRAI) and “World Tourism Day-2015” from Sept 25 to Sept 27.

The exhibition is being organised by Utkalika, an Apex Cooperative Society for Handicrafts. As many as 20 stalls will exclusively display products from Odisha. Besides, the Apex Cooperatives like- Utkalika, Boyanika, Amlan & Sambalpuri Bastralaya are also participating in the fair.

A variety of exclusive Handloom & Handicraft items from all over Odisha such as- Stone Carving, Patta Chitra, Appliqué, Brass & Bell Metal, Wood Carving, Silver Filigree & Handloom items like different sarees of IKAT designs, Bomkei, Khandua, Tassar, Dress Materials, Bed spreads, Stoll etc. will be exhibited in the fair for display and sale.

The delegates from all over the country as well as foreign countries attending the national event of FHRAI are expected to visit the Exhibition which will give them exposure to rich craft & Handloom heritage of Odisha. It is also expected to attract Tourists to Ekarma Haat which has permanent stalls for exhibiting Odisha Art & Crafts throughout the year.

Handlooms, Textiles & Handicrafts Minister Snehangini Chhuria inaugurates the exhibition at 5.30 PM on Wednesday.

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