Furkan has been coming to Nagpur for the last three years, selling wall clocks with different designs of frames.
Talking to The Live Nagpur, Furkan said that he gets the frames from Dehradun and comes to the city, about two months before Diwali festival and stays here for about five to six months.
The frames of different attractive designs like Eager, Deer face, musical instruments like guitar or violin to fruits like apple, attract the customers. Without any formal shed or shop, Furkan arranges the wall clocks on the footpath, in front of the Central Jail, here and goes back to stay in Mominpura. Although he has no relative in Nagpur, he gets a room in rent in Mominpura and stays there for about six months a year.
The frames are made of Titar Gul wood, which is easy to cut for designing. The local artisants in Dehradun make different items of this wood, which are popular among the tourists. Many of them move to different cities in search of market or traders buy them from the artisants directly.
Furkan said that he gets good amount for his wall clocks, which range from Rs 700 to Rs 1900. Effective bargaining can help the buyer in reasonable price.
The frames are designed in such a manner that they can be packed in a small rectangular box, by dismantling them into small pieces.
Before he dismantles, he requests the buyer to click its photograph, so that reassembly for them becomes easy.