JAPAN: Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is on a two-day visit to Japan for India-Japan Annual Summit, gifted two handcrafted stone bowls and dhurries to his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe.
He handcrafted stone bowls are made from yellow quartz and rose quartz sourced from the West Indian state of Rajasthan.
An official said that a Jodhpuri wooden chest with Rajasthani traditional work was also gifted to Japan’s PM.
The gifts were specially crafted for the Japanese PM Shinzo Abe.
Master artisan from Gujarat’s Khambhat region, Shabbirhusen Ibrahimbhai Shaikh crafted the bowls.
And the carpets were hand-woven by the master weavers from the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
According to the officials, “The dhurries use two distinctive Indian colour palettes. While one uses Indigo blues, reds and sprinkles of turmeric yellows, the identifying colours that have marked Indian textiles for centuries, the other uses the muted earthy tones of the Indian landscape.”
This is Modi’s third visit to Japan as Prime Minister and will seek to analyze the progress to deepen strategic dimension of the bilateral relationship.