Photography at Milan mela Handicraft fair in Kolkata

A woman selling bamboo and cane items in her stall.

Milan Mela is a large open ground located in Kolkata, opposite to the Science city. It is mainly used as a exhibition centre and its main purpose is to promote trade and industry, art and culture, commerce and business opportunities for West Bengal. I visited the Handicraft fair (also known as hasta shilpa mela) at Milan Mela in 2016 and was mesmerized by the rich culture and heritage of West Bengal. One can buy and witness a huge collection terracotta products, wooden handicrafts, paintings, ornaments, handmade toys, clothing accessories, handicraft products, bamboo and cane products, jute bags, pottery items etc. A lot of local artisans and weavers come from rural parts of Bengal in order to showcase their product. Some of the pictures that I have taken during my visit are given below –

A man selling traditional handbags at milan mela handicraft fair
A man selling traditional handbags at milan mela handicraft fair in Kolkata
A man coloring pots at a local fair.
A man coloring pots at the milan mela handicraft fair in Kolkata
A woman coloring pots at a local fair.
A woman coloring pots at a local fair.


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A man selling paintings of Hindu Gods and Goddesses at milan mela handicraft fair.
A man selling paintings of Hindu Gods and Goddesses at milan mela handicraft fair.
An old man selling decorative items made of bamboo in the market.
An old man selling decorative items made of bamboo in the market.
Women sewing a blanket at the fair
Women sewing a blanket at the fair
A man selling colorful artificial flowers in a stall.
A man selling colorful artificial flowers in a stall.


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A customer buying a wide variety of ornamental and decorative items from a vendor.
A customer buying a wide variety of ornamental and decorative items from a vendor.
A man selling tribal wooden masks at the fair.
A man selling tribal wooden masks at the fair.
A worker making bamboo and cane items
A worker making bamboo and cane items


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A woman selling colorful artificial flowers in a stall.
A woman selling colorful artificial flowers in a stall.
Street vendors selling wooden toys at the handicraft fair
Street vendors selling wooden toys at the handicraft fair
A woman coloring pots at a local fair.
A woman coloring pots at a local fair.
A street vendor making woolen bags by the roadside
A street vendor making woolen bags by the roadside
A woman selling a wide variety of pottery items in the market.
A woman selling a wide variety of pottery items in the market.
A woman making bamboo and cane items
A woman making bamboo and cane items
Wooden toys sold at the handicraft fair
Wooden toys sold at the handicraft fair

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If you are interested in knowing more about West Bengal, visit my other blog on Kolkata flower show, College street kolkata, Koley market, KumartuliGaliff street, Kolkata photographyMirik and Takdah.

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2 Replies to “Photography at Milan mela Handicraft fair in Kolkata”

  1. when will this year hosto shipo mela 2018 start from? last year it was held in eco park please tell me this year where is the venue.

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