A varied collection of crafts and products inspired by the theme of lotus that embodies the spirit of Nature – be it jute, banana fibre, wood carving, lacquer and Dhokra decoratives. There’s something from the mix for everyone!
Radiant Banarasi brocades from Uttar Pradesh, tussar weaves from Bihar, Kotpad weaves from Odisha, warm and vibrant woollen textiles and shawls from Himachal Pradesh, Kashmir and Gujarat. Block-printed, embroidered, naturally dyed textiles intricately adorned with vibrant stitches, applique and patch work.
Andretta, Khurja and blue pottery, furniture in wood and wrought iron and lacquer coated decoratives to bring a traditional touch to homes. Stylish woven dhurries from Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh to adorn the floors. Silver and beaded jewellery and exciting accessories and footwear.
The theme this year, inspiring both craftspeople’s creativity and our bazaar displays, is the Lotus.
The Lotus is not only India’s national flower, but symbolic of purity and truth. Numerous verses and sayings play on the fact that though it grows in mud it smells of incense. Lotus has been translated into every textile technique – applique, weaving, embroidery, block printing – even the intricate medium of bandini tie-dye. And you find them all over India – carved, painted and embossed in metal, wood, and ceramic, glass painting.
In addition, from November 16-25, will be DASTKAR’s curated sari preview from textile designers and master weavers like Mala Sinha of Bodhi, Weavers Studio, Malavika Chatterjee, Dayalal Kudecha, Taan Baan, Kaushik Ganguly of Tasar, Tuni Handicraft, Vriksh, Vimor, Ghanshyam Sarode, Sutra Handicrafts, Chaman Premji Vankar, Asha Savla, Murali Sarees Emporium, Rema Kumar, Vaya Weaving Heritage, Sanjukta Roy, Ali Mohd. Khatri, Kastoori Sarees, Ethnicraftz, Ankita Naskar, Indian August, Vani Vritti, Rekha Kapoor, Chitransh, Ambika Devi, SEWA Banaskantha, Beauty Kantha and Mrinalini.
Plus, enjoy cultural performances from different regions and relish delicious cuisines from across India.
DATE November 15 to 26
TIMINGS 11 am to 7 pm
VENUE Nature Bazaar, Andheria Modh, Near Chattarpur Metro Station, New Delhi
ENTRY Rs 30