Himachal yak wool coats, Ladakh wool shawls in Bhopal Haat

Indore (Madhya Pradesh): Himachal Pradesh yak wool coats and Ladakh wool shawls are on display at Bhopal Haat as part of the National Handloom Expo.

The 15-day exhibition is jointly organized by Sant Ravidas Madhya Pradesh Handicrafts and Handloom Development Corporation and the Development Commissioner (Handlooms), Ministry of Textiles, Government of India.

About 100 weavers from 29 states set up their stands in the exhibition. Besides Madhya Pradesh, weavers from Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Assam, Odisha , Maharashtra, Gujarat, Delhi and Himachal Pradesh present their traditional hand-woven items.

Padma Shri author Kapil Tiwari opened the exhibition on Sunday evening. The Managing Director of the Sant Ravidas Corporation, Anubha Shrivastava was also present on the occasion.

In addition, various cultural and other activities are also organized during the event. They include puppet shows, workshops for weavers and Chaupals, during which weavers will be briefed on the various government programs implemented for them.

According to reports, drawing, painting and rangoli competitions will also be held for schoolchildren and a design poster competition for middle school children.

The exhibition will also have a catering area, where visitors can savor delicacies from different regions of the country. There will also be demonstrations of weaving techniques and equipment. The thematic pavilion for the exhibition was built by Bunkar Sewa Kendra, Indore.

The exhibition will be open from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends and public holidays until January 9.

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Posted on: Tuesday December 28, 2021 2:31 PM IST