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ISF: Spotlight on India craftsmanship at home products show

Suppliers will showcase India artisans' expertise in the latest furniture and furnishings at the April 2011 exhibit.

Global buyers looking for unique home products will get the chance to partner with India's fast-rising exporters at the India Sourcing Fair: Home Products. Rarely seen home textiles, metalware, furniture and crafts will be available for inspection from April 20 to 23 at the AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong. Exhibitors will also showcase exotic and contemporary glassware, leather products, and steel and plastic furniture.

Spotlight on India craftsmanship at home products show
  Exhibitors at the fair will be able to inspect the latest kitchen knives and flatware models.

Samples of India's finest home textiles will be on display. Companies will lay out hundreds of throws in rayon, chenille and cotton. Rugs and carpets made of cotton, heavy jute, felt-backed bamboo, sisal, grass, rubber, wool, kilim, durrie and khaddi will also cover the floors.

Leading makers of coir products are returning to Hong Kong with the recent additions to their selections of latex-backed natural and colored rugs, and floor coverings.

Fresh shapes, molds, inlays, and natural and bleached prints will be unveiled.

A plethora of bedspreads, curtains and bath mats with basic to intricate patterns and woven textures will be exhibited.

Appliquéd, embroidered, printed and Suzani-inspired decorative cushions will adorn the shelves as well.

Furniture makers will introduce carved and brass-inlaid coffee and console tables, wall racks, brackets, cabinets, candle holders, folding chairs, chess sets, corner shelves, coasters, bookcases, partitions and jewelry boxes made of sheesham wood. Visitors will likewise be able to inspect MDF-based wall panels and wine racks.

At the kitchenware section, buyers can check out beaded placemats, ornamental coasters, cast fruit bowls with curved rims, silver-electroplated napkin rings and other tabletop embellishments.

India's metalware suppliers will highlight popular techniques in their brass wall sconces, pewter-finished tealight holders, aluminum incense stick holders, enameled vases, embossed planters, etched candelabras and potpourri baskets.

Other participants will draw attention with various natural materials used to make assorted home decorations. Among the anticipated attractions are painted resin figurines in holiday motifs, and soft-stone figurines in both religious and regular themes.

The India Sourcing Fair: Home Products will concurrently run with four China Sourcing Fairs, each focusing on home products, gifts and premiums, baby and children's products, and medical and health products. It will also share the venue with another specialized trade event featuring gifts and premiums from South Korea.

Note:This article was originally published by Global Sources, a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with China manufacturers and India suppliers, providing essential sourcing information to volume buyers through our e-magazines, trade shows and industry research.

All price quotes in this report are in US dollars unless otherwise specified. FOB prices were provided by the companies interviewed only as reference prices at the time of interview and may have changed.

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