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Melange of crafts, tradition and handloom once again at Dastkar Bazaar

The Dastkar Bazaar in Jaipur will once again be exhibiting a mélange of crafts, tradition and handloom at the Urban Haat (opposite Jal Mahal). While the first batch of products this month will be on show from 2 February to 14 February, the second one will be on from 16 February to 28 February. Said the Chairperson of the Dastkar, Ms. Laila Tyabji: “the Dastkar Bazaar symbolizes everything we believe in – natural materials, inspiration from the beauty and variety of flora and fauna, eco-friendly production systems, creativity, culture, and craft and of course, a common platform where rural craftspeople and urban customers can meet, mingle and exchange ideas and experiences with each other.”

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Wrought iron decoratives from Chattisgarh

This time the North Indian participants will showcase Banarasi weaves, woollen and cotton rugs, embroidered textiles, paper and fiber craft, herbal beauty care range and mosaic lamps.  From Central India hand-skilled participants will present wrought iron artifacts, dhokra crafts, terracotta pottery as well as gourd and fibre decoratives.

Banarsi Sarees

Banarsi Sarees

Similarly, Western India will bring elegantly designed portable Kavad craft, Meenakari jewellery, applique based home furnishings, miniature and charcoal paintings, terracotta and black clay pottery and paper mache decorative. They will also display block printed and embroidered garments, wool and cotton stoles, Kota and cotton weaves,  Bandhani and  Shibori textiles, metal decoratives, recycled cloth bags and organic produce.

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Applique home furnishings from Rajasthan

While the participants from Eastern India will showcase beautiful fibre craft works, Kantha embroidered textiles, folk Madhubani and Gond paintings, South Indian craftsmen will exhibit Bidri decoratives and Ikat weaves.

 One can also learn here the wonders of hand-crafted skills from traditional craftspeople through  Live Craft Demonstrations of Daily- Fiber Weaving, Wrought Iron Artifacts, Miniature Painting  and Gourd Carving. The Bazaar will also include enthralling cultural performances on weekends   from 4 pm onwards.
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Tusharika Singh

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