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Modern twist to tradition

Dastkar, in partnership with Delhi Tourism, presents the second, much awaited, edition of Dastkar Design Fair, an innovative showcase for contemporary craft design, featuring the work of designers working with traditional craft hand-skills in handloom textiles, regional embroidery styles, garments, jewellery, accessories, decorative objects and furniture by Adhya crafts pvt. ltd, Alankriti, Amru, Aranya Earthcraft, Artisans Alliance Jawaja weavers, Auld clan welfare, Awdhesh Kumar, Neelima Hasija, Resha,  Samanvay, Shabnam Gitanjali  and many more.

One can revel in the beauty of stoles, jackets, accessories and garments made from recycled textiles; Threadwork, papier-mâché, silver, Lac and Meenakari are all ancient techniques that today find new forms and styles in the jewellery ranges of modern designers.

Textile designers innovate with block-printing techniques, pashmina shawl weaving and intricate Kashmiri embroideries, or in the motifs and graphic designs that are executed on the looms of traditional handloom weavers to echo today’s consumer’s tastes and colour sensibility.

At Dastkar Design Fair one can taste a variety of cuisines at the Food Court, from home cooked Bengali to Maharashtrian cuisine, Chaat, and Parathas along with warming halwa and desserts. One can also enjoy great cultural performances too over the weekends with folk and fusion artistes.

Dastkar, a registered NGO working with crafts and craftspeople for over three decades, strongly believes in crafts as a catalytic tool for social and economic empowerment and earning. Dastkar is committed to breaking the barriers that separate craftspeople from mainstream urban markets, reviving and revitalizing both the craft and the community.

Partnering with Delhi Tourism, it is developing the Nature Bazaar venue in Andheria Modh, in partnership with Delhi Tourism, as a hub for crafts, culture and natural products, linking South Delhi and Gurgaon.

January 16 to 27  Where: Nature Bazar Venue, Andheria Modh (Chattarpur metro)
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