I went to Valluvar Kottam last Sunday for the Crafts Bazaar by the Crafts Council of India ….The bazaar started last week and will be on till the weekend.

Artisans from all over India are displaying their crafts ranging from Kalamkari work, block prints, sarees, jute bags, mats, carpets, silver and handmade jewelry. There are antique wooden boxes, blue tile pottery (where u can find lovely handmade tiles and doorknobs. You can also get to see and buy straw bags, hand embroidered linen, straw boxes and wastepaper baskets..Lots of wooden toys for children are also available…There are handmade flowers and paper products…

Let me show you what I bought:

Blocks for Printing

Some carved wooden blocks for printing- some come in pairs for printing in two colours. (Rs 30 onwards)

Papercut Stencils

Papercut Stencils

Some stencils for painting-papercut work. they are made of plastic though (Rs 40 onwards)

Gypsy  Jewelry

Gypsy Jewelry

I also got two Navrathna stone beaded chains( Rs 150 onwards) and two pairs of beaded anklets ( Rs 30 each) from two different sellers..

The Exhibition cum sale is on only till this Sunday, 28 September so hurry to Valluvar Kottam, Kodambakkam High Road…

The Sale is on every day from 10:00 a.m to 7:00 p.m

You can contact 28110101 for more details..