Here’s an opportunity to get a first hand view of traditional techniques and hand skills passed down from generations. The third edition of Dastkar Summer Weaves that commenced on April 9 at Nature Bazaar displays a wide variety of regional handloom textile from across the country. Under the shade of vibrant canopies, cool fabrics fresh off the loom brought directly by weavers and artisans at the event. Bright and breezy fabrics innovate styled into sarees, dupattas, suit sets and yardages are a treat for the eyes.
Special textile technique demonstrations feature to showcase the processes that make handloom and hand-worked textiles such precious and distinctly unique fabrics. Weaving demonstrations on a handloom illustrates how a length of cloth evolves from fibers spun into yarns that then combine one thread at a time, to form the beautiful textile.
Bandhani is an ancient tie-dye technique from Rajasthan. Visitors can see how fabrics are intricately knotted into fine dotted designs, resist-dyed and then untied to reveal the patterned designs.
The twelve-day handloom textile extravaganza offers vibrant and invigorating cottons and silken chanderis with beautiful Dabu, Ajrakh, and Batik hand-block prints; Khadi and cotton weaves in exciting and intricate embroideries like Sujini, Ari, Kantha, Phulkari and Chikankari.
Apart from this, there are also folk performances lined up to showcase the cultural potpourri that is India.!
Where: The Nature Bazaar
When: ON till April 20
Timings: 11a.m. – 7p.m.
Entry: Rs. 20