Colours, crafts and A concern
The Dastkari Haat Samiti is once again gearing up for its annual display of the finest handicrafts from all corners of India at Dilli Haat, opposite INA market. The hugely popular craft bazaar has an added attraction this year- the intricate and beautiful handicrafts from Tibet, ancient craft handed down through generations of painstaking work and dedication.
Hundreds of items, the best of the products of Indian and Tibetan artisans have been specially selected for the bazaar. This is also a great opportunity for the artisans to exchange their views at the Tibetan-Indian crafts and skill exchange workshop. The special feature every year is a workshop of International artisans. This time Tibetan crafts persons will engage in work with Indian counterparts from Arunachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.
Visitors will also get to enjoy the traditional music and dance. Traditional Ramdev folk singers from Kutch, Chhau dancers from Jharkhand and Tibetan traditional dancers will enrich the atmosphere throughout the day.
The Dastkari Haat Samiti, now in its 29th year, is the brain child of Jaya Jaitly, who has dedicated four decades of her life and career to crafts and innovating newer ways to sustain craft and its people. She has also been a founding member of Dilli Haat, a single platform for craftsmen from the remotest areas the country to display and sell their finest wares.
Jaitley said, ‘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’.