Dimapur, Sep 20 (ANI): The Government of Nagaland continues to host exhibitions to enable artisans and crafts persons to target a bigger market.
Recently, a handloom expo was held in Dimapur to promote the state's rural weavers.
The Development Commissioner of Handlooms, Dimapur and Union Ministry of Textiles jointly organized the handloom expo. Over 40 stalls were set up that showcased different handicraft items.
Visitors, who thronged the venue to buy a variety of products, appreciated the work of the local artisans.
"We don't have our own shop. So whenever there is an expo it provides us a platform where we can sell our products and we feel very happy," said Hokali, a participant.
Kavili, who makes handicraft items, clothes and artificial jewellery, said: "The handloom expo is very good for us. Even though our products are good but we don't know how to sell them in the open market. I am happy that the handloom expo has been organized because through it we can sell our products to a large number of customers."
Over two lakh families in the state depend on handloom and handicrafts for their livelihood. It is a significant contributor to the state's economy and the hand made products are sold both within and outside the country.
The state and central government realize the importance of the sector and have extended all possible help to the artisans and crafts persons in the region.
"It enables them to sell their products and at the same time they get to know more about the customer demands. When their products are sold they get to know what is the trend of the market and the ability of their products," said Hokiye Yeputhomi, Manager Director and Organizer.(ANI)