This season, immerse in mesmerising regional handloom weaves like Maheshwari, Kota, Ikats and fine Bandhini along with block printed textiles in Ajrakh, Bagru and Dabu styles. Splendid garments, fabrics and furnishings embellished with regional embroideries will be available in Ari, Sindhi, Lambani, Sozni and Applique.
Organic cottons and naturally dyed children’s clothing with eco herbal essential oils and designer combs made out of neem will showcase versatility of natural materials.
Traditional leather footwear along with tribal, bead and thread based jewellery that shall surely leave you asking for more. Pottery, wood carving, cotton dhurries will feature along with environment-friendly handmade Moonj baskets along with Candles, Sikki and Paper Mache decoratives.
Regional painting forms like Madhubani, Kalamkari and Tanjore shall further leave you spellbound.
Ruaab-sewa brings you craft products from Ethiopia, for the very first time. Hand-spun cotton handlooms, carved leather bags and purses, decorative clay items and painted pottery tea-sets along with jewellery made from indigenous Ethiopian wood and a selection of local Ethiopian silver jewellery will be showcased. It will be a cross cultural exchange of traditions and discover the hospitality of their ritual ‘Coffee Ceremony’ using their famous “Bunna” coffee.
One of the many unique Indian crafts represented, will be Rogan Paintings by Md. Jabbar A. Khatri from Kutch, Gujarat. The rare technique is only practiced by 10 people in the village of Nirona in Kutch, and the importance for giving these artists a strong market platform was evident in Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, choosing a Rogan Painting to be India’s gift to US President, Barrack Obama.
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. It aims to break the barriers that separate craftspeople from mainstream urban markets, reviving and revitalizing both the craft and the community.
Where: The Nature Bazaar Avenue, Kisan Haat, near Chhatarpur metro station
When: February 12 – Feb 23 Timings: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Entry: Rs. 20