State Emporium CP – comprising arts and handicrafts emporia – was set up in the 1950s. It is a one-stop tour of the amazing variety and sheer diversity of handicrafts from the various States of India. The State Emporia Complex on Baba Kharak Singh Marg will entice you into spending both time and money on things that you will cherish for life. You will be amazed by the exquisite crafts, textiles and jewellery on display.
<h1>Kashmiri Carpets in the State Emporium CP</h1>
Most of the emporia bear attractive names, suggestive of the main attribute of the particular state that they represent. Zoon, the Jammu and Kashmir Emporium, will surely floor you with carpets and shawls. Cauvery, the Karnataka Emporium,showcases elegant Mysore silks and sandalwood products. Poompuhar, the Tamil Nadu emporium, boasts of bronze lamps and idols.
MGurjari, the Gujarat Emporium, is good for printed cottons, miniature paintings and jewellery. Rajasthali, the Rajasthan Emporium, is full of colourful handicrafts and unique furniture. If you are looking for Madhubani paintings, Amrapali, the Bihar Emporium, is where you should head.
The State Emporium in CPof the North Eastern States are worth visiting as well. Purbasha, the Tripura Emporium, is stacked with awesome cane and bamboo furniture.
There are others like Utkalika (Odisha) for beautiful silk and cotton sarees, Gangotri (Uttar Pradesh), where one can pick up chikankari sarees and suits and Mriganayani (Madhya Pradesh), known for Chanderi sarees.
Manjusha, the West Bengal emporium will spoil you for choice with Batik, Kantha, Baluchari, Swarnachari, Tant, Dhakai, Jamdhani, Tangail, Dhoneokali, Shantipuri, Begumpuri, Korial, and Garad sarees. These are not just names; they represent different weaving traditions, embroidery styles, designs and so on.
The Rajiv Gandhi Handicrafts Bhavan is next to the emporia complex and shops here sell books, crafts and paper products. The Kamala Crafts Shop, located here is promoted by The Crafts Council of India and Moha is another interesting shop that specialises rural handicrafts. Other shops that sell costume jewellery and rural handicrafts are also attractive.
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