Kauna Craft from Manipur is set to feature at G20 Crafts Bazar (Exhibition-cum-Sale), New Delhi which is being set up in Bharat Mandapam, Pragati Maidan from September 8-10 on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in New Delhi.
This Crafts Bazaar will showcase handicraft products from different parts of India with a special focus on One District One Product (ODOP), GI tagged items and products crafted by women and tribal artisans, stated a release.
Kauna, the soft, spongy grass is unique to the state of Manipur, it stated. This is a pliable grass, characterized with the ability of being woven into multiple products.
Kauna is water-resistant and has been used for centuries by the people of Manipur to make floor mats and cushions, as well as baskets for their use, it mentioned.
The products made of Kauna are simple and minimalist in design and part of the heritage of local communities, it added.
Delegates, international media participating in the Summit will have an opportunity to visit this Crafts Bazaar and purchase locally sourced products, it stated.
The Bazaar would thus not only promote made in India products on a global stage, but also open up new economic and market opportunities for local artisans.
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