The 65-day exhibition will feature products from 23 countries.
From Wednesday, visitors to the Handloom Handicraft Fun Fair Exhibition at the AU Engineering College Ground, near Maddilapalem, will be enthralled by replicas of prominent structures from throughout the world, robotic birds and animals in natural surroundings, and a massive ‘chimp beating the drum.’
Around 200 exhibitors representing 23 states will be displaying a variety of handloom handicrafts. The expo will also feature organic products, ceramic flower pots, and crockery materials. Traditional goods from Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, and many other states will be on display. There will also be an exhibition of products manufactured by members of the Development of Women and Children in Rural Areas (DWCRA).
Over 70 artists collaborated on the sets at the Handloom and Handicrafts Exhibition in Vizag, including acclaimed Tamil Nadu art director Shekar, who previously worked on the Baahubali sets. Replicas of notable structures such as Malaysia’s Twin Towers, Disney World, Universal Studios Globe, London Bridge, and Dubai’s Burj Khalifa will be on display as part of the show (the tallest building in the world). In order to display their lifestyle in their natural surroundings, a traditional tribal family set with a very natural aspect is also being installed.
While there is a Rs 60 entrance price, there is no parking fee. For the next 65 days, the expo will be open from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Visitors must always wear a mask; otherwise, they will not be admitted. The venue provides sanitizer.