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Toshali Crafts Mela to start from 15 Dec

Handloom, Textiles & Handicrafts Department, Govt. of Odisha is going to organise 8thToshali National Crafts Mela-2013 at Janata Maidan, Bhubaneswar during 15th – 27th December. 2013.

This mela is a national level event started in the year 2006 with the initiative of Department of Tourism Govt. of Odisha in association with Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Textiles Govt. of India. Till last year (from 1st to 7th edition) the mela was organized by Tourism Department Govt. of Odisha.

Artisans, weavers, painters and sculptors from all over the Country will participate in this Crafts mela & exhibit their traditional and contemporary handicraft and handloom products. Craftsmanship of artisans & weavers of the State speaks volume of its ancient glory and modern endeavour. Bhubaneswar, the capital city, bears imprint of the rich religious history & traditional heritage of the state. As an important cultural nerve centre of the Country it hosts the Toshali National Crafts Mela at Janata Maidan every year. The Crafts Mela has already carved a unique niche of its own in the Country’s Annual Carnival Calendar.

Full report here Odisha Dairy 


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