With Durga Puja around the corner, Bengal is the flavour at Dilli Haat. What better reason for shopaholics to pick up handicrafts and exquisite saris from the state which is known for saris? A total of 32 self-help groups from various districts of West Bengal have taken over Dilli Haat. They are a part of a West Bengal government organised initiative which is being organised at Dilli Haat.
‘This has been organised so that Bengalis in Delhi can do their puja shopping. It is also an opportunity for artisans from West Bengal to showcase their wares,’ said a West Bengal government official. Apart from 10 stalls each for handlooms and handicrafts, there are two stalls for jute products and a food court that is selling delicious snacks like cutlet, luchi alur dom, mishti doi among others.
Members of the Savitri self help group has travelled all the way from North 24 Parganas with jute shoes, bags and jewellery. ‘We have already finished most of our stock and more will be coming soon. Business has been good over the weekend,’ says a happy member.
Others have travelled with kantha stitch saris, kurtas, dupattas and stoles. These are in fabrics like cotton, tussar, silk and georgette and have beautiful kantha work done on them. The renowned Dhaniakhali taant saris are there too. One stall we liked had leather products from Santiniketan. There were pretty coin purses, moneysaver pouches, sling bags, folders and others. Go take a look.
At: Dilli Haat, INA
On Till: 30 September