SRINAGAR: The handicrafts exhibition at Kashmir Haat here is going to begin on July 26, the government announced Monday.
According to an official handout issued here, Director Handicrafts, Gazanfar Ali, said the Handicrafts Department is going to start the exhibition. He also constituted a team of officers under the Joint Director Handicrafts Kashmir to hold many exhibitions in and outside the state during this calendar year in order to provide “ample marketing opportunities” to the artisans at the grassroots level.
He said the space at Kashmir Haat should be utilised more often “in an effective manner” to allow space to number of artisans to sell their goods on a rotational basis.
The main objective of organising exhibitions outside the state, particularly in Delhi, is to give artisans an opportunity to showcase and sell their traditional art and craft works directly to the customers, he said.
“National-level exhibitions provide artisans a platform for direct interface with art and craft lovers and to share their talent with the urban elite and know the customers taste and preferences,” he said.
While taking stock of the activities of the Handicrafts department, he was told that the department has already invited applications from the registered artisans of the Jammu and Kashmir for their participation in the exhibition to be conducted at Baba Kharak Singh Marg later in November.