Get scintillating souvenirs from Madhya Pradesh

As you travel to any favorite part of the country during the extended holiday season, so to say, starting from Diwali and stretching up to the new year, you can come back with some scintillating souvenirs for your friends, family and colleagues.

In the heartland of India lies the scenic and historic state of Madhya Pradesh. It is filled with lush green forests, exuberant festivity and magnificent monuments. In this land of contrasting and wonderful variety, handicrafts add a touch of mystique and charm unique to Madhya Pradesh. They exude an unmistakable aura, represent hereditary skills, and symbolize exquisite craftsmanship.

A deftly woven wonderful cotton or silk saree, folk paintings, stuffed leather toys, fine floor coverings, bamboo, cane or jute. Woodcraft, stone craft, iron craft. metal craft, pieces in terracotta, papier mache…each hand-crafted product of the state is exquisite enough to enamor you. The artisans have harmonized their hereditary knowledge with contemporary techniques and new designs, to fulfill modern market demands.

Bamboo and cane: All varieties of handicrafts in the state Pradesh are made available in the Mriganayanee Emporiums under the brand Mriganayanee Collections from Madhya Pradesh Handicrafts Development Corporation in all leading cities of the state. Mriganayanee Emporiums across all leading cities of India also stock these beautiful handicrafts.

Dolls: Cute little dolls of small cloth pieces are available in Gwalior and Bhopal.

Metal craft: Ornaments boxes, rice measure bowls, lamps, animal figurines are a few fine examples of the ingenuity of craftspeople of Madhya Pradesh. These metal images invested are with peculiar indigenous socio-religious aspects. They are considered auspicious.

Ornaments:  The folk jewelry of the state is highly artistic and elaborate. It is available in gold, silver, bronze and mixed metal.

Zari Work: The craft of Zari work is found in Bhopal, Gwalior and Indore.

Stuffed Leather Toys: Cute looking stuffed leather toys are very attractive.

Papier Mache: Craftspeople in Bhopal and Gwalior conceive superb birds, animals, decorative panels and statues. The craft of papier mache in Ujjain brings varied natural objects and landscapes.

For more information, contact:
Madhya Pradesh Hastshilp Evam Hathkargha Vikas Nigam

3, Hamidia Road Bhopal
Ph.: 0755-2676920, Fax : 0755-2676926
Website : www.mphandicrafts.com
Mail: info@mphandicrafts.com

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