Traditional handicrafts on display in Odisha’s ‘Master Crafters’ exhibition – ThePrint

Bhubaneshwar (Odisha) [India]May 2 (ANI): The Odisha Crafts Council held the first-ever crafts exhibition titled “Master Crafters” in Bhubaneswar, where the showcase featured a range of traditional products like pattachitra, stoneware, applique, hand-woven ikat, dhokra and silver filigree, among others.

“The focus of this event is to showcase the work of some of the finest craftsmen who have been awarded for their work such as Pattachitra works, stone carving, palm leaf, appliques, silver filigree , seashells and Ikat weaving,” said Santosh Mohapatra, Chairman, Crafts Council.

The president added that this exhibition is like a “small step” in terms of marketing products from handicraft-rich states like Odisha.

“Many other activities for the development of handicrafts and for the benefit of artisans will be undertaken in the coming days,” he added.

Pankaj Sahoo, who created silver filigree replicas of memorabilia given to players during the 2018 Men’s World Cup of Hockey, expressed his gratitude to the Crafts Council of Odisha for organizing the event.

“Cuttack is famous for his silver filigree work. The artwork has been in our family for many generations now. I am grateful to the Crafts Council for organizing this event which will encourage artists to showcase their work,” Sahoo told ANI.

The event offers the artist the opportunity to sell his product to craft enthusiasts.

“This event gives us the opportunity to earn a living. He helps many artists to sake their products. Previously, we used to visit such exhibitions in other states, but now thanks to the council, it is happening in Odisha itself,” he added.

It was a two-day event from April 30 to May 1. (ANI)

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Brenda J. Honeycutt