Michelle Obama likely to visit Delhi’s National Handicrafts and Handloom Museum

November 7th, 2010 - 11:19 am ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Nov.7 (ANI): U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama is likely to visit the National Handicrafts and Handloom Museum at Pragati Maidan on Monday, a day after she arrives in the Indian capital.

According to officials of the museum and media reports, artisans are enthusiastically preparing for the visit, picking their best works for display before Mrs. Obama.

The exhibition galleries, usually closed on Mondays, will be open exclusively for Michelle Obama who will be treated to cane and bamboo crafts from Assam, pata chitra from West Bengal, crochet lace from Andhra Pradesh, zari-bid work from Delhi, Lajwanti Phulkari from Punjab and Madhubani paintings from Bihar. Baul singers from Birbhum in West Bengal are also camping to welcome Michelle Obama with their divine music, a national daily reported.

Security agencies have been carrying out checks, including using sniffer dogs at the museum and village complex on a daily basis in a run-up to the high-profile visit. (ANI)

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