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Jaipur handicraft fair draws huge crowd

Jaipur, Aug.11 (ANI): Hundreds of traders from across India are flocking to a handicraft fair in Jaipur, Rajasthan, where items from the region are a major draw them and customers.

The exhibition in the city began on August 10 and will conclude on August 12.he main objective of the fair is to promote the handicrafts of Jaipur, particularly items of exportable quality.

While interacting with reporters, Development Commissioner of Handicraft and Ministry of Textile, S. S. Gupta said that that the fair is organised to provide a range of world class handicrafts and goods that were being exported earlier across the globe.

“I think that, it is a very good step because since last few years, the income of India has increased and a good consumer market is created here, so I believe that this is a good initiative that these products are being displayed in domestic market of India,” said Gupta.

Exporters feel that Indian market has great potential and if it is explored properly then problems like recession can be countered and their profits can also be maintained.he handloom and handicraft exposition has not only provided a platform to the traders to market their products at a domestic level but also provided the customers an opportunity to pick items from a wide range under one roof.

The handicraft fair was organised for the fourth time in the city by the Federation of Rajasthan Handicraft Exporters.

Interacting with a journalist, Chairman of the organising committee, Forhex, Dilip Vaid said that the effort to explore local market has helped these exporters to counter economic turbulences in the global market.

“All the exhibitors have worked hard in creating new products for this fair and this is the fourth year, in last three years, they have seen what customer likes and accordingly, they have displayed their products. This year, we have focused more on colours and in coordination of vibrant colours, many exhibitors have displayed various products at the fair,” said Vaid.

Handicrafts like fabrics, furniture, mattresses, toys for children and dolls made of straw and clay were the major attractions besides dried flowers, glass beads, bamboo and cane items were also displayed at the fair.

The unique handloom products and traditional artifacts were showcased at various stalls in large number.

Rajasthan is land of art and craft and every town or village has produced many renowned artisans in the past. Reportedly, last few years have been very fruitful for Rajasthan’s handicraft industry as the export has increased manifold. (ANI)

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