With a lot of people across the globe now preferring herbal and organic products, it has also provided an opportunity for many to cash in by coming up with innovative products.
One such product, tagged as ‘organic jewellery’ is getting much attention at the historic Bali Yatra festival which got off to a colourful start in the millennium city of Cuttack on November 8.
Kakuli Banerjee and Shyamal Banerjee of West Bengal have set up a unique stall selling organic jewellery.
The artisans from the neighbouring state have come up with a variety of decorative jewellery made from seeds, paper, wood, sea shells and even jute.
It is for the first time that both Kakuli and Shyamal have come to Cuttack to participate in the largest open fair organised every year.
This year, the Bali Yatra is being organised after a gap of almost two years following withdrawal of Covid-19 restrictions.
“It is for the first time that I managed to get a stall in Bali Yatra after trying for the past 5 years. All the jewellery items that we make are organic as we use seeds, wood and other natural products which are biodegradable,” said Shyamal.
Visitors buy organic jewellery at Bali Yatra in Cuttack.
According to Shyamal, he uses watermelon, pumpkin, beans, sunflower and other seeds to come up with the organic jewellery. It takes 1 to 2 days to make the jewellery which is trendy and easily catches the attention of women of all ages.
“It is more of an art which needs a touch of creativity to come up with a masterpiece,” the artisan added.