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Preserving traditional craft

Preserving traditional craft
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. A 15 day long exhibition is being organised that commenced on January 1.

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.

The exhibition was inaugurated by  Ramesh Tiwari, MD and CEO DTTDC, Arvind Manjit Singh, Joint Secretary Culture, Govt. of India and President Tibetan Chamber of Commerce, Lobsang.

The inauguration of Bazaar – was attended by many art and craft lovers. The activities included skill training and exchange workshop. It was a jugal bandi between Indian and Tibet embroiders and artists to explore embroideries and works. 190 craftspeople from the villages, towns and cities of various parts of India, are here with their exciting craft talent and traditions in a never-seen-before avatar along with wonderful embroideries from Tibet. 

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.  Jaya Jaitly, organiser of the event said, “This is a unique initiative to highlight our country's 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.”

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.

When: On till January 15 Where: Dilli Haat, INA, New Delhi
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