93 artisans of 41 art forms from 6 cultural areas of MP present their hand loom, craft works

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Culture and Tourism Minister Usha Thakur seen an artwork on one of the stalls at the “Hastkala Bazaar” arts and crafts exhibition at Kushabhau Thakre (Minto Hall) convention center of the city on Tuesday. |

Bhopal (Mahdia Pradesh): Nearly 93 artisans of 41 art forms from six cultural areas of Madhya Pradesh exhibited their works at Kushabhau Thakre Convention Center (Minto Hall).

It is part of a 4-day “Hastkala Bazaar” arts and crafts exhibition, which was opened by Culture and Tourism Minister Usha Thakur on Tuesday. The Madhya Pradesh Tourism Board (MPTB) organized the exhibition under the mission of responsible tourism.

The areas included Bundelkhand, Baghelkhand, Nimadi, Malwa and tribal areas. Terracotta and iron handicrafts from Chhatarpur, Bailmetal from Betul, Kansa from Satna, Bundeli painting from Orchha, Industrial waste from Dewas, Handicrafts from Bhopal and Zari Zardozi, Cloth waste from Rajgarh , Alirajpur handicraft painting, bamboo handicrafts, natural honey and marble stone objects are exhibited. About 28 handicraft stalls were set up by artisans from 16 districts in the state.

A live demonstration was also organized in the exhibition which will remain open to visitors until September 10 from 11am to 8pm.

Principal Secretary for Tourism and Culture Sheo Shekhar Shukla, Additional Director General of the Tourism Board Vivek Shrotriya and ICRT Founding Director and Managing Director of the Responsible Tourism Partnership Harold Goodwin, officials from the Tourist Office were present.

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