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Homing in on handicrafts

From colourful bags to fashion accessories, clothes and décor items, the recently held Indian Handicraft and Gift Fair, Spring 2010 saw the best of the Indian handicraft industry under one roof.

art and culture Updated: Feb 25, 2010 02:10 IST
Neha Sharma Neha Sharma

From colourful bags to fashion accessories, clothes and décor items, the recently held Indian Handicraft and Gift Fair, Spring 2010 saw the best of the Indian handicraft industry under one roof.



The event, organised by the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH), at the Indian Export Centre in Greater Noida, saw over 2,500 stalls. The event also saw a sizeable presence of overseas buyers.



“The designs are innovative and we even have 20 designers from Philippines with us,” said Rakesh Kumar, executive director of EPCH.



Businessman Robert Vadra, whose firm, Artex, also put up a stall, said, “Talent from the smallest of villages is taken to the best stores across the world, because of such events.”



He added, “The exhibition is very well organised, thanks to the hard work put in by Rakesh Kumar and his team.” FDCI president Sunil Sethi, also present at the fair said, “I’m usually associated with fashion but handicrafts is my real business and a true passion.”