Northeast artisans showcase skills at Agra's Taj Mahotsav
Nagna from Nagaland is part of a group of around 15 crafts persons from the Northeast who were in Agra recently to showcase their intricately designed products at the Taj Mahotsav.
She set up a stall showcasing beautifully crafted artificial flowers.
She is happy to have got the chance to interact with people from different parts of the country and also with the enthusiastic response of the visitors.
Nagna said: "It is very good to come here. I got to see so many things and I am very happy to interact with and meet people. Here, business is also very good."
The ten-day-long cultural festival,"Taj Mahotsav" held every year in Agra brings together the best of crafts and culture from across the country.
Artisans from all over the country showcase their work at the festival.
The locals were happy with the variety of products from different corners of the country that were displayed on one platform.
Shivani Shukla, a local resident, said: "I really like their products as they are all handmade. Many people from the Northeast have come here so we get to know about their culture, which is very good. We get to interact with them and exchange views. This is very good for them as well as for us, as we get to exchange our cultures. We do not get such flowers, they are very different. I have come here to the Mahotsav to buy flowers."
Such events are a boon for the artisans as they provide them greater exposure.
Moreover, by bringing together people from different regions of the country, it facilitates for a better understanding, thereby promoting integration.
(Posted on 01-03-2014)