Artisans Fair has rich fare

Patna: ‘Shilpotsav’, organized by the state industries department, is on with a variety of attractions: apparel, artificial jewellery and home decorations, Madhubani and Tikuli art paintings.
The third edition of the handicraft and handloom fair with 100 stalls opened at the Upendra Maharathi Shilp Anusandhan Sansthan at Industrial area on Monday.  About 35 artists, including 10 national award winners and five contemporary artists, are demonstrating their crafts live to  visitors.  The live demonstration is aimed at showing how artisans in villages work. The crafts being demonstrated  include terracotta work, papier-mache, Madhubani painting, Sikki art, ‘venu shilp’ and ‘pashan’ art.

About 185 artists have registered themselves for events to be organized at the fair and 20 of them would be recognized with state awards, including certificates, mementoes and cash prizes of Rs 22,000 each.

[rewritten from a press release by interns]
Mohammad Zulfikar from Bhagalpur has materials, kurtis and saris in cotton and silk fabrics on sale starting at Rs 150  to Rs 4,000, depending on the variety and design.
Colourful chandeliers are on sale  between Rs 300 and Rs 800 at Rekha Kumari’s stall while Amba Handicrafts is selling soft toys, dolls, hangings and cushions in the price range of Rs 25 to Rs 550. Key-chains, idols, jewellery boxes and decorative items of ‘Sikki work’ are available at Renu Devi’s stall.
Sketch artist Nandan Kumar is doing live sketches. “A pencil sketch will cost about Rs 100 and a colour sketch Rs 150,” says Kumar, who can sketch a person’s image within minutes. The fair, opening at 10am and closing at 7pm on all days, will conclude on December 23.

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