A glimpse through North Eastern handicrafts in Noida | Events Movie News

Noida Haat recently hosted its 17th North East Handicraft Fair. Teeming with a range of hand-designed items such as bags, clothes, furniture and home decor, the event underlined the spirit of craftsmanship that the North Eastern region champions. Weavers from states like Tripura, Nagaland, Manipur and Assam displayed their traditional dresses and jewelleries. While traditional tunics from Manipur ranged from ₹ 1000 to ₹1200, Mekhela Chador, a traditional Assamese attire starting from ₹2500, was popular among customers. Among other handloom items, the fair also had saris, shawls, sheets and other traditional attires from different states.

Silk Assamese saris on display

Handmade traditional neckpiece from Assam

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.

Buyers browse through bamboo Bags

A nest lamp made in Tripura for Rs 250

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

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