Chandigarh, December 4:4th Chandigarh Crafts Mela is peaking out with its exhibits, artefacts , handicrafts and special section of Jewellery at kalagram which is continuing to attract large number of visitors not only from the tricity but also from nearby towns in the neighbouring states. The highlights of the crafts Mela is its traditional jewellery and accessories which are the favourites with the women folk and youngsters. The intricate jewellery are in itself miniature masterpieces which are not having mnay number of similar designs and styles which is becoming a major attraction for the women to grab the best at the stalls being put by master craftsmen at Kalagram.
Odisha’s (Orissa)Tarakashi or silver filigree is one of the most exquisite renditions of silver craft available here. Beaten silver is drawn into fine wires and foils which are then fashioned together to create jewellery of infinite beauty. According to the National Artist, “ The silver jewellery is made of twisted silver wire in atraditional manner as the base material; the articles have a lacy, trellis-like appearance which gives them a rare charm. The state of Orissa boasts of a strong ethnic handicrafts industry. It costs between Rs 300 to Rs 3500.
Meenakari Jewellery of Rajasthan is specialty at Kalagram. Precious and semiprecious gems are embellished into gold or silver jewellery and the meal itself is enameled with bright colors. Introduced to the state’s jewellers by Raja Mansingh of Amer, this style of jewellery crafting was originally discovered by the skilled workmen of Lahore. The cloisonné style of metalwork is practiced by the skilled workmen of Jaipur
Lac jewellery Bangles has the maximum footfalls in Crafts Mela This type of jewellery is known as lacquer coated jewellary , available in versatile designs, which add to its beauty. Among the various items in lac jewellery, the bangles are most popular as these are avialble in bright colours and glass work done on them makes them more attractive.The Princes of jaipur Diya kumari is also getting the bangles made from this master craftsman Avaz Mohammed who is presenting his jewellery ware which is continue’g its tradition for last seven generations in this speciality jewellery and even were supplying in the past to kings and queens of Rajasthan.
Orissa tribal jewelleryis unique and ethnic using contemporary designs with antique and ancient beads and artifacts. Artist’s handcrafted necklaces, bracelets, and rings are all one-of-a-kind treasures, collected and worn by women and girls around the world.
Hyderabad pearls and jewellery stall has unique gems and pearls engrained in ornate jewellery amongst most popular are the natural pearls , necklaces whereas Gemstone jewellery from Rajasthan is made from crushed rocks and available in different designs and colours.Astrologically suitable stones jewellery is made on order here.
Stone jewellery from Lahol Spiti is fascinating many young girls with its bright colours and traditional handcrafted jewellery. The another stall of Madhya Pradesh offers tribal bead jewellery which is washable and long lasting, is attracting women folk as this jewellery is been made on order at the stall itself with beads of their own choice embedded in the jewellery.
The most precious jewellery is the kundan gold minakari jewellery costing more 1,50,000 hence attractiong people who want very unique jewellery.
The day long folk performances and dances attracted large number of onlookers while even enjoying their food bite at the special food arena which is offering cuisines.