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North East Crafts fair begins

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Jan '09
Winter is the time when most of the handicraft trade fairs are organised the maximum. Kolkatta is also hosting the North East Crafts Fair at the Salt Lake Central Park. The fair has been organised by the North Eastern Handicrafts and Handlooms Department to showcase and promote products of the North East to other regions of India.

The products originating from the handlooms as well as handicrafts sector are a sight to behold. On exhibit are Naga shawls, silk saris, traditional jewellery, Assamese saris and many other items to catch the eye of the visitors from all the North East states of India like Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Mizoram.

The traditional skills passed down from centuries are visible in exquisite textiles and jewellery on display at the fair. Artisans are at hand to enthrall the visitors by giving demonstrations in the art of making the handicraft products. According to sources it takes a few months to produce the superb and fine Naga shawl.

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