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'Navkriti' expo on handmade items begins in New Delhi

In an endeavour to celebrate and promote the Indian handicrafts & handlooms, the Cottage Emporium has organized 'Navkriti' exhibition from 25th July to 4th August, in New Delhi.

The exhibition was inaugurated by Dr. Kavuru Sambasiva Rao, Union Minister of Textiles, Govt. Of India on Thursday in august presence of Panabaaka Lakshmi, Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Textiles, Govt. of India at Cottage Emporium, Janpath, New Delhi. 

Zohra Chatterji, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, was the Guest of Honour.

It will showcases new innovative designs in a confluence of ethnic and contemporary style under the Design Development Project co-organized by Central Cottage Industries Corporation of India Limited (CCICL) and Office of Development Commissioner (Handicrafts). 

'Navkriti' exhibition is a rare designer collection, in wide palettes of colours and designs showcasing Hand Block Printing from Jaipur, Rajasthan, Metal Craft from Kumbakonam, Tamilnadu, Blue pottery from Rajasthan, Studio pottery from Khurja, Wooden handicrafts from Saharanpur, Bamboo & Cane craft from Assam, Kantha embroidery from West Bengal, Kalamkari craft from Andhra Pradesh, Hand Block Printing from Madhya Pradesh and Kerela Murals on different mediums. 

In the exhibition, CCIC will also be presenting exclusive Indian Handicrafts - pottery, furniture, artefacts, toys, carpets and handcrafted Textiles - sarees, dress fabrics, shawls, ready to wear, home furnishings created by national awardees, Shilp gurus, cluster groups, master craftpersons.

CCICL retails authentic Indian handlooms and handicrafts through its showrooms in New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Chennai. 

The products are being sourced from weavers, master weavers, artisans, craftpersons and master craftsmen and National Awardees, Shilp Gurus and clusters.

The emporium showcases the finest crafts from all over India under one roof ranging from , sarees, ready to wear, furnishings, home linen accessories, exquisite sculptures, paintings, artefacts, metal ware, woodcraft, pottery, stoneware & marble craft, branded bankura silver, carpets, furniture, jewellery, craft items, herbal products and much more. Each product is unique reflecting the traditional myths, folklores, religious beliefs, cultural ethos and rich heritage of India.