With over 120 Stalls, featuring Ethnic Ornaments to Sarees, Chennai Santhe Brings a Shopaholic’s Dream to the City

Manya Art and Kraft Association is bringing the 16th edition of their handloom and handicraft exhibition, Chennai Santhe, to namma Chennai. The exhibition will feature rare craft items, ranging from traditional to contemporary items, created by India’s very own artisans. This unique event of Weavers and Craftsmen, showcasing the rich tradition of Rural India, will take place at Kalakshetra foundation, Thiruvanmiyur,Chennai from January 5th to 14th, 2018.

The entry to the exhibition is free and all the items on display will be available for purchase. The organizers have ensured that there is ample free parking space for those attending the event.

This is an one of its kind gathering of Artisans under one roof showcasing their skills and to promote a wide range of exquisite ethnic wear, handicrafts, paintings, carvings, jewellery, wrought iron furniture, tribal art, silver filigree, jute products, hand woven and embroidery clothing, tribal ornaments etc.,

Manya, renowned for their commitment to preserve Indian heritage has once again envisioned a unique handloom and handicraft exhibition for Chennaites. In an attempt to uplift and empower the rural artisans of India, the event will bring together as many artisans as possible from all over India and is dedicated in portraying the rich splendor of rural India and making them available to the connoisseurs of Art and Craft under one roof.

With over 100 stalls participating in the Mega event, it will be showcasing traditional methods of artisans art and crafts which are centuries old. Some of the items to watch out for are the famous textiles like kantha, kasuti, ikat, phulkari, uppda, patola chikankari and exotic cotton/silk saree’s from Kolkata and Kashmir and Banarasi intricate candle stands, lambani and Jaipur jewellery, bamboo craft, Tanjore paintings, Pattachitra, Madhubani, Batik and block print apparels to highlight a few.

“What is unique about Chennai Santhe is that the event is strictly dedicated to the promotion of the art, handloom and handicraft being our mainstay. Artisans deal with customers directly. The objective of event is to take the rich splendor of rural art to the urban clientele and creating awareness of the rare and exclusive art forms of our country”, says Jayanth Nazre, President of Manya Art and Kraft.

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