Delhi Tourism in association with Dastkar is organising a South Asian Bazaar from 24 August – 1 September at Nature Bazaar. The opening of the South Asian Bazaar will be held on 23rd August at 3.00 PM.
Crafts people and craft organisation from Bhutan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Afghanistan will come together to showcase their unique products. Indian crafts people from Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, West Bengal, Manipur, Kerala, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Bihar and Orissa, Kutch etc. will also display their skill in handicraft and handloom at this unique bazaar.
The common thread of cultural heritage will come together at Nature Bazaar. The South Asian Bazaar will be a celebration of century old traditions. It will offer a colourful platform to the craftspeople across our country and abroad to showcase their unique skills in handicraft and hand looms.
Pakistani Ajrakh block printing and leatherwork, Shibori tie - dye and indigo dying from Bangladesh, Indian bandini and laheria, Kantha and Sozni embroidery, The basketry and backstrap weaving of Bhutan etc. are some of the major features of the South Asian Bazaar.
A food court serving fresh and delicious lip – smacking food will also be there at the South Asian Bazaar. Famous Pakistani Bundoo Khan’s cuisine will be a special feature at the food court.
The Nature Bazaar is an initiative of Government of Delhi and Delhi Tourism in association with Dastkar. The permanent Nature Bazaar will be an exciting round the year cultural and retail hub, with a lively, colourful, constantly changing program of crafts and natural and organic produce creating a link between nature and crafts and promoting age old skills in innovative products.
The venue Nature Bazaar is spread over almost 7000 sq. meters and is set up at an ideal place where residents of Delhi and Guragon can get access to quality crafts and eco – friendly products.
Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, will be inaugurating the Nature Bazaar on 25th August at 5.00 pm.
Delhi Tourism actively promotes and facilitates a wide spectrum of activities. The Nature Bazaar is one such initiative that is a testimony to the fact that inspite of modernity, Indian traditional craft have survived and evolved with new parameters of aesthetic and commercial value.