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Artisans give modern flavour to traditional designs

The Indian handmade products are not only venerated in our country but across the globe, which wouldnt have been possible without our gifted pool of artisan communities spread across 29 States and the seven union territories With each State having th

23 Feb 2019, 12:11 AM IST

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