Special handmade baskets made from
kuana grass, which are essentially reeds found in abundance in Manipur, ranged from ₹600 to ₹900. Nagaland presented flower-patterned, sleek baskets made from staple straps in various designs starting from ₹600.
Home décor items like wooden lamps, earthen pots, bamboo wall hangings, dried flowers and vases were as cheap as ₹150. The exhibition, however, did not attract as much attention as the vendors had hoped. Giria Thokchom, who had put up a stall for baskets and handlooms from Nagaland, said, “The business this time wasn’t that good. We earned but not as much as we had expected. It was probably because many didn’t know about the exhibition. We got a decent crowd only during the weekends.”
– Riya Yadav