Jagriti’s annual exhibition-cum-sale is back. Held in association with t2, this year’s exhibition has been packed with shoppers since the time the gates opened at 10.30am on Monday. “We want to promote the creativity of women through this exhibition,” said Uma Kanoy, former president of Jagriti. The USP, said Kanoy, is that “you get all the household products you want under one roof”. Apart from standard exhibition products like home furnishings, jewellery and clothes, there are edibles, pretty home accessories and also potted plants. Drop in between 10.30am and 7pm at Ice Skating Rink.
1. @ Jagriti’s
The hosts of the exhibition have a row of their own stalls and we love that they include one on potted plants with a large bonsai collection! “All these plants are by Jagriti members who have tended to them in their own gardens at home,” said stall in-charge Laxmi Bhagat. Priced at Rs 2,500, this pretty miniature garden is perfect for your apartment.
2. @ Et.cetera3
These eco-friendly vases are made from recycled newspapers and magazines using a process of paper coiling. “People are so fida over them!” laughed Shruti Bubna, who set up the stall with sister Stuti. The vases are priced between Rs 1,800 and Rs 3,200.
3. @ Karmyog
Urmila Pasari and Shobhna Kanoi have got pretty, handmade paper cards and tags made at their NGO. These traditional prints make for great gifts. The yellow tag costs Rs 5 per piece and the green tag Rs 15 per piece.
4. @ Kadam
Payal Nath’s store stocks colourful bamboo products made by artisans from West Bengal and Orissa. We found a lot of knick-knacks like bamboo bags, trays, cutlery and table mats but we love this bright red sabai grass basket (Rs 550). Managing the store for her daughter-in-law, Ravi Nath said: “These are multipurpose baskets. You can keep fruits or flowers in them for decoration.” Payal also makes larger baskets for wedding gifts.
Text: Neha Banka. Pictures by Arnab Mondal