Wonder Fest – Raja Pasara: Tahiya tries to revive ancient art of silver filigree

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to promote local craftsmanship and culture, a two-day ‘Wonder Fest – Raja Pasara’ was organised at a private hotel here on Saturday. The festival which concluded on Sunday witnessed a remarkable turnout with visitors flocking to experience the vibrant showcase of handmade products.

Tahiya, a startup founded by Sharbani Das and Udit Pratap Das and dedicated to reviving the intricate art of silver filigree, was the centre of attraction for visitors. Tahiya’s stall featured an exquisite collection of authentic, handmade jewellery, including earrings, pendants, bracelets, necklaces, brooches, and more. The overwhelming response from attendees underscored the community’s support for preserving this beautiful craft and supporting local artisans.

On the occasion, Tahiya also announced the upcoming launch of their website www.tahiya.in which will soon provide a platform for a wider audience to explore and purchase their unique creations. The digital expansion aims to further the mission of reviving silver filigree and promoting local craftsmanship.

The ‘Wonder Fest – Raja Pasara’ also showcased various other exhibitors presenting handloom items, handicrafts, and local foods, creating a comprehensive cultural experience. The diverse offerings and enthusiastic participation highlighted the richness of local art and traditions.

We are thrilled with the success of Wonder Fest and the positive response from the community. The event has been a significant step in our journey to revive the art of filigree and support the artisans who keep this tradition alive.

Sharbani Das, co-founder of Tahiya

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