Manya Art & Craft Association is bringing back the newest edition of their handloom and handicraft exhibition, Chennai Santhe, to namma Chennai. Some rare art and craft by craftsmen from as far as Orissa, Manipur and Himachal, M.P will be setting up stalls. Chennai Santhe will be held at Kalakshetra foundation, Thiruvanmiyur, chennai 600041. from 3rd to 12th January 2020.
With over 100 stalls participating in the ethnic fair, the event promises to be a one-stop destination that stocks rare Indian art and handicraft. Among the various products on display will be traditional textiles like kantha, kasuti, ikat, phulkari, uppada, patola, chikankari and hand-woven embroidery Urmul tops from Phalodi, exotic saris from Kolkata and Banarasi, intricate candle stands, Lambani and Jaipur jewellery, bamboo art and craft, Tanjore paintings, Pattachitra ,Madhubani, Wrought iron and antique furniture, Batik and block print apparel, sea shell artefacts, grass baskets and artistic thermacol Sculptures . A unique range of handcrafted jewellery including exotic Orissa tribal ornaments, silver filigree, lacquerware from Jaipur and dazzling imitation jewellery.
Manya is also organizing a unique Pet Adoption Drive in association with Chennai based iAdopt. For the first time ever, an exclusive stall will be set up for the homeless animals that will be put up for adoption.
While the drive is aimed at finding loving homes for abandoned dogs and cats, it also hopes to spread a vital message about adopting Indian breeds at free of cost, instead of buying foreign breeds.
The pet adoption drive will be held on 11th and 12th of Jan between 12pm to 6pm.
“What sets apart Chennai Santhe from other regular exhibitions is that this event is strictly dedicated to the promotion of art with handloom and handicraft being our mainstay. Artisans deal with customers directly. The very premise of our exhibition is to take the richness of rural art to the urban clientele and making them aware of the rare art forms of our country,” says Jayanth Nazre, president Of Manya Art and Kraft Association.