Event Details: The Monalisa Kalagram, Next to Blossom Boulevard Building, End of South Main Road, Koregaon Park, Pune-411001 from 3rd to 12th February 2017, 11 am – 8 pm
Jaya Jaitly, President of Dastkari Haat Samiti is happy to announce the 3rd edition of Dastkari Haat Craft Bazaar- an event that celebrates the diverse arts, crafts and textiles from around the world. This year, the 14-day bazaar focuses on the rich crafts tradition of India, represented by 100 popular art , crafts and textile from all parts of the country.
Much like every year, The Dastkari Haat Craft Bazaar promises highly talented craftspeople and artists under one roof engaging with art and crafts connoisseurs to forge strong links between the makers and the takers thus giving craft its due credit and the craft clusters, the livelihood they deserve.
Dastkari Haat craft bazaar is happy to present its innovative products and ambience to the craft lovers of Pune. Bearing witness to the new design developments and a blend of contemporary and traditional products, the spectators and visitors will get to see many new and exciting products developed out of Madhubani Art, wood and textiles, Gond Art, bead jewellery, Kantha embroidery from West Bengal, Block prints, embroidery & weaving from Rajasthan, Chanderi & Maheshwari from Madhya Pradesh, Banarasi weaves & the much cherished chikan embroidery from Uttar Pradesh, ceramics, entrancing pottery from Rajasthan & Uttar Pradesh, Linen sarees from West Bengal and silver jewellery from Orissa.
Much like every year, The Dastkari Haat Craft Bazaar promises highly talented craftspeople and artists under one roof
The Dastkari Haat Samiti will also have its own stall showcasing its exclusive artistic stationery, maps, and craft books. Working towards creating awareness the labor of love and heritage crafts in India, the Dastkari Haat Samiti would be organizing various workshops for all age groups to mingle and learn the arts from the masters themselves. Aimed to help the cause, the workshops would be open for all at a nominal fee.
Jaya Jaitly, President of Dastkari Haat Samiti and craft revivalist shares,”This is a unique initiative to highlight our countries rich culture and heritage. Visitors will get an opportunity to witness the vibrant colours, delicate workmanship, and respect inspiring detailing of handicrafts which have been meticulously put together.”
The festival will come alive with melodious Baul singers from West Bengal. The mystical music by the wandering Baul musicians is all set to capture the imagination of the spectators. A treat to the ears, the folk music niche would also witness the beautiful and vibrant folk performers from Rajasthan with their rustic tunes.
The crafts Bazaar will be an experiential fare where shoppers can find reprieve in the regional cuisines from Rajasthan and Gujarat amidst the festivities. Famous for their munch ons and strong flavors, the Rajasthani food stalls will be a plethora of spicy street food whereas the Gujarati stalls offer both take home packaged snacks and sweet and spicy delicacies.
Folk and cultural performance: All days from 11am – 8.00pm
About Dastkari Haat Samiti
The well-recognised Dastkari Haat Samiti was established in 1986 by craft revivalist Jaya Jaitly. This creative exhibition is also the brain child of President and Founder of the Dastkari Haat Samiti-Ms Jaya Jaitly a well known as a social and political activist who has worked for four decades to sustain crafts and give an engaging livelihood and their due credit to crafts people. She is one of the pioneers of the present craft movement in the country.
The Dastkari Haat Samiti, a national association of crafts people founded in 1986 has over 1500 members from all states of India in all craft skills. It has conducted over 100 crafts bazaars all over the country and has been invited to prestigious crafts programs in London, Oxford, Frankfurt, and Addis Ababa in Ethiopia for the second Africa-India Summit. It has conducted cultural and skill exchange projects between artisans of India and Pakistan, Vietnam, Thailand, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Nepal, Afghanistan, Bhutan and Bangladesh.
The Samiti has created artistic crafts maps of each state of the country which became a major exhibition shown in many parts of India and abroad. It was later donated to the National Crafts Museum at Delhi. The maps form an art gallery at the Race Course Road Metro Station in New Delhi. Maps and their accessories are available for sale at the crafts bazaar.