Bhubaneswar: A week long national tribal crafts exhibition was inaugurated on Friday at Tribal Museum near CRPF here in the city. With around 50 stalls, about 120 artists and craftsmen from 19 different tribes of the country have taken part in the event to exhibit their creations.
Tribal communities of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Jharkhand and Manipur have taken part in the exhibition. Art is a part of life for most tribal communities who draw and paint traditionally and also weave clothing accessories and create craft items that have utility. At the exhibition, items including bangles made from lacquer, conatiners and decorative items made of bamboo, clay articles and many other items belonging to the tribal communities have been displayed.
While inaugurating the exhibition, State Cabinet minister Lal Bihari Himirika said that the exhibition is been organized to showcase the craftsmanship of the tribal communities of the country and thus increasing their exposure as well as giving a chance to buyers to interact with the tribal artists and understand tribal lifestyle in the process.
Among others Tribal Welfare Minister, Sudam Marandi was also present. The exhibition is slated to conclude on November 24.