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Combining handlooms and handicrafts, organic  and natural products, performances and workshops into a magic hand-crafted 12 days, the annual Dastkar Nature Bazaar is a loved and looked forward to event. The 120 plus stalls combine cutting edge design with centuries old traditions.  The Bazaar will begin on 6 November and continue till the 16 at the capital's Nature Bazaar Venue, Andheria Modh.

Dastkar currently works with over 500 different producer groups and impacts the lives of 80,000 artisans, many of them women who entered the urban marketplace for the first time through Dastkar. Dastkar Nature 2014 brings together more than 120 craft groups, NGOs and small producer groups, and designers.  The techniques and products of  South and North, East and West – and of course the wonderful tribal and textile crafts of Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh are all represented here – given a new contemporary avatar.

Nature Bazaar cannot be complete without a Nature's  theme and this year’s theme is The Cow – The nurturer, the protective and dutiful mother who is so deeply rooted in our traditions and hearts. In this celebration of the cow, you will find your most loved products, and the hands that crafted them- each skill and master craftsman as our provider since ancient times. Along with textiles from all over India, one can also find stylish woven rugs from Rajasthan or dhurries from Uttar Pradesh. There will also be furniture and home decor objects in the Bazaar.

The Dastkar Nature Bazaars have been going for over 20 years now, and symbolize everything Dastkar believes 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. 

Where: Nature Bazaar Venue, Andheria Modh,  (Near Chattarpur metro) When: 6 to 17 November
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