Bhubaneswar: Sisir Saras 2017, the annual fair for handicrafts, indigenous rural products organized by ORMAS at IDCO exhibition ground has been inaugurated on January 05, 2017.
Intricate cane and bamboo works, delicate paper mache products, handicrafts made of carved wood and stone, dhokra crafts, durry carpets, dry flowers, wooden artefacts, jute bags, madhubani and pattachitra paintings are some of the major attractions at the fair.
Apart from this apparels made from various hand-woven fabrics, including silk, tussar and cotton, are also available at the fair.
Another highlight of the fair is the availability a large number of natural food ingredients, including spices and items such as phula badi and sabu pampad. Visitors can also buy various homemade pickles prepared from mango, lemon, garlic etc.
Food kiosks selling traditional delicacies from various parts of the country are also available.
Cultural performances by troupes from various states are also organised during the evenings.
Odia Stand-up Comedian Pragnyan Ranjan Khatua also entertained the audience during the event.