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Bengal Handicrafts 1: Necklaces of colorful beads

Seen at POUS MELA (a grand fair held in end December every year) in Santiniketan, West Bengal, India.

Santiniketan is about 140 KM from Kolkata (CalCutta). The Nobel Lauriate poet RabindraNath Tagore founded a world university here in 1922. This university is world famous now with a large number of foreign students coming here from many countries of the world.

Every year , in end December , a grand fair is held here for 3 days. It is a showpiece event with various cultural activities from all over India. Visitors can see & taste the myriads displays by artisans --- handicrafts, folk dances, folk songs, classical dances & songs, rural & traditional foods from Bengal & other places.

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Taken on December 23, 2007