Special exhibitions of handcrafts and crafts at JSS Urban Haat from March 22 to April 4

Mysore/Mysore: The JSS Mysore Urban Haat of JSS Mahavidyapeetha held a special hand weaving exhibition – Samskruti-2022 – and a handicraft exhibition at its premises on Ring Road in Hebbal Industrial Zone here from March 22 to April 4 between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m.

Announcing this at a press conference at Pathrakartara Bhavan in the city yesterday, Dr. HR Mahadevaswamy, co-director of the JSS Technical Education Division, said the twin exhibitions are held under the sponsorship of the Office of the Commissioner of Development (Handlooms), Office of Development Commissioner (Handicraft), Ministry of Textiles, Government of India (GoI), New Delhi, in association with Cauvery Handlooms and the Department of Handloom & Textile.

During the exhibition, all COVID-19 precautionary measures will be followed as directed by state and central governments.

Exhibition of looms

This exhibition is organized for the purpose of providing more marketable handcraft products and eliminating handcraft products. This is a golden opportunity for weavers to adopt the craft and create a market under the same roof.

More than 60 weavers/weavers’ cooperative societies from across the country will participate in the special exhibition on hand weaving. Weavers from Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Delhi, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka region will display and sell their handicrafts.

Products made by hand weavers/cooperatives are offered directly to consumers with a 20% discount.

Silk Sarees, Molakalmuru Silk Sarees, Ilakal Sarees, Embroidery Sarees, Kanjivaram Sarees, Tashar Sarees, Kantha Sarees, Balchuri Sarees, Boutique Sarees, Cotton Sarees, Benaras Sarees, Chicken Embroidery Sambalpuri Saree, Ikkat, Bongai Saree, Pashmina Shawl, Godwal Silk Saree, Silk Sarees, Pochampally Sarees and Madurai Tie and Dye, Gujarat State Patel Silk Sarees, all Silk Sarees overlays and covers, floor coverings and other handloom products are available under one roof.

Handicraft exhibition

More than 40 artisans from different states will participate in the exhibition. Artisans from Karnataka, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan and some other states will display and sell their handicrafts at the exhibition .

Maharashtra state Tusser silk sarees and Kolhapur slippers, decorative home jugs, furniture, Delhi state dresses, Gujarat state colors and objects, lingerie, paintings, embroidery, traditional dolls and Kota sarees, Hyderabad lace and bead jewelry, plant print dress Tamil Nadu materials, carpets, leathers, tulips and leather textiles and bronze statues, floors, foot mats and chicken embroidered textiles and sheets, Karnataka pottery, silk sarees, Channapatna dolls, clay jugs, flower pots, etc. are available for sale at this exhibition. Artisans deliver these items directly to customers so that the products are available to customers at reasonable prices.

KS Sunilkumar, Deputy Director, Handicraft Service Center, Ministry of Textile, GoI, Mysuru and Mr. Shivananjaswamy, Project Officer, JSS Mysore Urban Haat were present at the press conference.

For details, contact Mob: 96866-77232 or 81975-83261.

Inauguration

District Minister ST Somashekar will inaugurate the exhibits at the premises of JSS Urban Haat in the city on March 22 at 4 p.m. Minister of Textiles and Sugar Cane Shankar B. Patil Munenakoppa will attend. MLA GT Devegowda will preside over the inauguration. The exhibits will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. from March 22 to April 4.