From traditional terracotta diyas, jhumars, wall sconces to jhalar pipes, entrance arches made in the southern states to fabric lamps from Rajasthan, desi decorative items, the products showcase their antique appeal, attracting a large number of customers.
The backdrops – rangolis, chandeliers, entrance arches, bamboo flower pots and colorful string lights – from states like Delhi, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu attract shoppers to the markets of Chowk, Civil Lines, Sulemsarai, Rajapur. and Katra.
Traders selling sets have claimed that a wide variety of India-made products are in demand and traditional sets are selling like hot cakes. They also said there was a strong demand for native products, especially decorative items from the southern states.
Despite their high costs, handcrafted decorations are sold in large numbers.
Traders actually stockpiled native decorative items from different states a month before Diwali, and these items are now available in markets as well as craft melas.
This year, the sale of decorative light garlands and jhumars of Ghaziabad has increased in the famous electronic market of Shahganj.
Sunil Dubey, a trader, said: “The sale of native decorative products has been on an upward trend for two years. Handicrafts and cane products are in higher demand this year.
Another Mudit trader in Rajapur said: “The majority of urban and rural traders stocked indigenous items. Sales of traditional designer diyas are expected to jump over 30-40% from last year. ”