New Delhi, Feb 7, 2017: From kundan and silver jewellery of Rajasthan to the pearls of Hyderabad, the ongoing jewellery exhibition-cum-sale “Abhushan” brings an exquisite collection of handcrafted pieces.
Organised at the Central Cottage Industries Corporation of India (CCIC) here at Janpath, the exhibition showcases some of antique jewellery as well as contemporary crafted pieces.
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Starting from Rs 1,500 and going up to Rs 40 000, Abhushan offers a wide range of exclusive statement jewellery pieces in ethnic silver, gold plated silver, pearls, semi-precious stones, lac and temple jewellery.
“We want to promote Indian craftsmanship and present their creations with a view to increase awareness about handcrafted jewellery, to a wider audience,” Anubha Marwa, Deputy Manager, CCIC, told IANS.
“Like the ‘Thewa’ gold jewellery from Rajasthan has been specially crafted by Padma awardee artist Mahesh Soni. There were some new collections, specially those which are from Gujarat and these pieces are very carefully handcrafted,” Marwa added.
The exhibition presents some exclusive range of neck pieces with variety of designs, from heavy pieces to light weight ones. There are also huge collection of earrings — jhumkas, studs, chandelier, drop and hoops.
As part of South Korea-India cultural exchange, an exhibition marking 100 years of the first display of Korean anti-colonial resistance will open in Delhi, and a show on Mahatma Gandhi’s Dandi March will travel to a South Korean museum next year.
The exhibition “100th Anniversary of the March 1st Independence Movement: One Shiny Day”, commemorating the spirit of the March 1st Movement – pioneering display of anti-colonial sentiment against its coloniser Japan – will open at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) on August 14 and will continue till September 29.
Notably, the entire Korean Peninsula was under Japanese occupation for 35 years from 1910-1945 because the Korean War (1950-53) separated it into North and South.
On March 1, 1919, the movement was joined by people from different walks of life regardless of their region, status and wealth, hinting at the people’s will for independence at home and abroad.
The upcoming show will display art inspired by the North-South divide, the Korean War refugees, downfall of Korean imperialists, and the first freedom struggle and people’s solidarity.
“The exhibition will display the artworks of 12 artists teams: KWON Hayoun, KIM BoMin, KIM Woojo, BAE Sungmi, SHON Sunghyun, AHN Eun-me, AHN Changhong, LEE Sanghyun, LEE Woosung, JEONG Jae-wan and JO Dongwhan + JO Haejun,” the Korean Cultural Centre India said in a statement to IANS.
The exhibition will also celebrate 15th August, which is the Independence Day of both India and Korea – North and South.
“The exhibition presents the underlying theme of the sorrow and restoration of South Korea that has similar modern history to India. I hope the artworks promote mutual understanding and shared values of both people of India and Korea,” Shin Bong-kil, South Korea’s Ambassador to India, said.