This craft mela was a real treat. Apart from the many craft stalls there were henna artists, hair braiding artists and also folk performances. The stalls had everything from wooden block printing blocks to stoneware from Manipur, Kantha work shoes from Kolkata to quilted bags from Gujarat, beaded necklaces and belts to extremely beautiful Tanjore paintings.
What I bought :
Stone utensils at a stall from Manipur. I love them. My father later told me that his mother used to cook in stone utensils known as Kal chatti in the south. Only when he sees it will I know if it is the same kind of stone.
And these Kantha work shoes. The sole is made of jute and these are very comfortable. This is the first time that I saw such work on shoes. Kantha work has traditionally been used only on sarees or dupattas/stoles.
Also bought some bookmarks like this one. These are from Orissa.