Mysore, May 18 UNI | 2 months ago

More than 100 artisans from different tribal and folk communities across the country are participating in the five-day North-Eastern Cultural Workshop which began here today as part of International Museum Day.

Artisans from Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Manipur, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Mizoram and Nagaland are participating in the workshop to demonstrate their traditional and ethnic art and craft forms like basket- weaving, bag-making, pottery, doll-making and hay-art.

Inaugurating the programme, Dr C G Betsurmath, Commissioner, Department of Archaeology, Museums and Heritage, opined that the workshop provided an opportunity for artisans of North-East to demonstrate their skills and local artisans to interact with them and exchange ideas.

He contended that antiques should be identified and defined by their history, cultural origin and chronological descent without which the prized possession cannot be qualified.

(Posted on 18-05-2014)