Mansar Food and Craft Mela is one of the finest fair at Jammu. It continues for three days and attracts tourists from across the globe because of the exquisite items that are on sale at this fair. The Mansar Food and Craft Mela is an annual Far that is usually held during the month of Baisakh, or April.
The Mansar Food and Craft Mela has gained so much reputation that people from all over the world come to this fair in order to enjoy the splendid display of Indian arts and crafts. The potential of India is exhibited by the various skilled artists and craftsmen at the Mansar Food and Craft Mela.
Description of the Mansar Food and Craft Mela:
The Mansar Food and Craft Mela is the effort of the Jammu and Kashmir Travel and Tourism section. They have tried their best to preserve the essence of Jammu through the Mansar Food and Craft Mela.
Therefore at the Mansar Food and Craft Mela numerous handicrafts items like Walnut Furniture and Artifacts, comprising of brilliantly crafted items, from Walnut, are obtainable. It consists of Wall Hangings, jewelry boxes, screens and room dividers. Moreover trays and wonderful lattice works are worth mention, because Kashmir is renowned for the extensive array of the mimic stone lattice works. The fair is well equipped with all these items.
Lacquered papier mache or Nakarshi is a splendid design in which five layers of multihued lacquer are painted one over the other. The scenes of hunting, frolicking animals, flowered carpets are some of the requisite items for paint. These products are mainly used for making lamp bases, wall hangings and artistic boxes that are on sale at Mansar Food and Crafts Mela.
Kashmiri Shawls are also available at the Fair. They are obtainable in various forms and textures with attractive designs. Silk Carpets and Pottery forms the rest of the items at the Mansar Food and Crafts Mela. The finest embroidery leather works are on display at the Mansar Food and Crafts Mela.
The food items include the famous Shab Deg Kashmiri Roghan Josh, Kashmiri Gustaba, Kashmiri Mutanjan and Pasande Kabab. These are the non vegetarian items, while the vegetarian dish includes the renowned Kashmiri Aloo Dum, Haak Spinach Kashmiri and Kashmiri Pulao. All these are available at the Mansar Food and Crafts Mea along with many other exclusive Kashmiri dishes.
Time for the celebration of Mansar Food and Craft Mela:
The Mansar Mela is usually held during the Baisakhi season.