National crafts mela draws crowd

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Nov 16, 2014 22:29 IST

The third day of National Crafts Mela attracted large number of visitors from different parts of the region. Apart from the arts and crafts stalls from various states of the country, stalls put up by the Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED) under the aegis of the union ministry of tribal affairs remained a unique feature and provided a platform to these artisans in the remote who showcased products produced using rare and uncommon herbs and oils.

The union ministry of tribal affairs has put around 16 stalls, wherein the products displayed are made by tribals known to be the autochthonous- often referred to 'adivasi', 'vanvasi'.

As many as 25 tribal states from across the country are showcasing the best of natural handmade products, besides thousands of exquisite items, including interior décor, garments, organic body care products, stone and metal crafts, offering the gamut of India's arts and crafts tradition.

The visitors showed keen interest in having more knowledge about different products and made heavy purchases.

Renowned Punjabi singer Sabar Koti performed during the evening and mesmerised the audience with his soulful and husky voice that transported the audience to the mystic world of Sufism.

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