Ministry of Textiles03-September, 2015 15:27 IST
DC (Handicrafts) inaugurates Lepakshi Heritage Collection Exhibition cum Sale
Government making efforts to ensure funds go directly for welfare of artisans: DC (Handicrafts)
World-famous Hyderabadi pearls; soft wood toys and dolls from Kondapalli, Etikoppaka and Nirmal Village; carved wooden wall panels and statues from Tirupati; hand painting of Srikalahasthi; Cherial and Nirmal Paintings; crochet lace work of Narsapur; cotton durries and brass artware of Warangal; leather puppets and lamp shades of Nimmala Kunta, artificial jewellery, metal castings and Bidriware from Hyderabad. 

A variety of beautiful products are on display, at the Lepakshi Heritage Collection - Exhibition cum sale of...
Posted by Ministry of Textiles on Thursday, 3 September 2015

What is common among all of these? These are some of the prominent crafts on display at the Lepakshi Heritage Collection Exhibition-cum-Sale of Handicrafts and Artistic Textiles Andhra Pradesh / Telangana, at Shilpi Haat, Rajiv Gandhi Handicrafts Bhavan, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, New Delhi. Traditional silk and cotton sarees, dress materials, suit sets & sarees from Gadwal, Pochampally (Ikat), Dharmavaram, Uppada, Kanchi, Narayanpet, Mangalagiri, Venkatagiri and Kalamkari block printings of Machilipatnam are also put up at the exhibition.

Inaugurating the exhibition, Smt. Pushpa Subrahmanyam, Additional Secretary - Textiles and Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Ministry of Textiles, Government of India said that the exhibition features a fine variety of products made by the artisans themselves. 

Speaking about Government programmes in the handicrafts sector, Smt. Subrahmanyam said that it is the effort of the Government of India to ensure that all funds that are spent go directly for upliftment and protection of artisans. She said that service delivery mechanisms are being improved to make this happen, through schemes such as Direct Benefit Transfer. 

The DC (Handicrafts) said that the Government is focussing on better coordination and stronger collaborations with state federations such as Lepakshi, in promoting designs and in helping artisans tap the fast-growing demand from domestic as well as export markets. She added that there are more than fifty crafts on display at the exhibition.

The exhibition is being organized by Andhra Pradesh Handicrafts Development Corporation Limited (an undertaking of the Government of Andhra Pradesh), from September 3 - 14, 2015.

The Lepakshi Exhibition-cum-Sale is a promotional programme intended to help the craftspersons increase the sales of their products and thereby improve their living conditions. Craftspersons, weavers and manufacturers of artistic handicrafts and textiles from different parts of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana exhibit and sell their products in this exhibition. Items from other states are also added to give a wider choice to craft lovers. 

The exhibition is open to public from 10.00 AM to 7.00 PM daily, including Sundays & public holidays, from 03.09.2015 to 14.09.2015.

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