Bengalooru Habba begins with crafts mela

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Bangalore, Nov 30: A five-day Bangalore Habba, a mega cultural festival that brings out the spirit of the city, began with a crafts exhibition and performing arts mela here today.

Kala Madhyam Executive Director Ms Munira Sen told reporters here today that the mela would witness art work and performances by 200 plus artisans from 21 states exhibiting their unique arts and crafts sale.

The range on offer include bamboo crafts, terracota, handloom, jewellary, art textiles, blue pottery and leather crafts.

Live performances of various dances like Kathpulti, Sapra dance, Ghazals, bhajans and other tribal dances will add more flavour to the festival, Ms Sen said.

Kala Madhyam attempts to bridge the gap between rural artisans and urban markets to bring folk life into the public domain in all is resplendent beauty and diversity with 'celebration' as its continuing theme, she said.

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