This year the Dastkar Nature Bazaar will see over 110 Crafts men displaying and selling authentic Indian Art & Craft, Accessories, Jewelry, Household items from across 20 states of India. Prominent among those will be groups which have displayed more than 10 new varieties
of crafts including
• Jewelry made from Jute and Grains, Shantiniketan leather, Handwoven and Handspun Khadi from West Bengal,
• Leather Juttis from Patiala, Punjab,
• Intricate embroidery from Gujarat,
• Sujni Embroidery from Bihar,
• Organic Cotton from Tamil Nadu,
• Khus products from Karnatka,
• Ikat Weaving and Kalamkari from Andhra Pradesh.
With CAMEL as the theme there will also be Puppet & Magic Show from Rajasthan
People visiting the Bazaar will also see interesting food stalls presenting the unique tastes of India.
The over 110 unique arts & crafts from across the 20 states include representations from East, West, North, South, & Central Parts Of India.
Dhokra Jewellery and Decoratives, Applique Work, Ikat weaving, Stone Carving, Coir Products, Sabai Grass, Terracotta, Pattachitra Paintings, from Orissa. Tussar Weaving, Madhubani painting, Tilli work and Sujni embroidery from Bihar. Kantha Embroidery, Mat Weaving, Shantinikaten Leather, Handspun & Handwoven Khadi , Dhokra Jewelry from West Bengal, Cane & Bamboo Furniture, and Bodo Weaving from Assam. Handmade soaps from Jharkhand.
Leather Jutis & Footwears, Block Print, Bandhani, Applique and patchwork, Kota weaving, Threaded and Beaded Jewellery, Puppet Making, Lacquer, Phad Painting & Kavad, Embroidery, Weaving, Blue Pottery from Rajasthan.Terracotta and Ceramics from Maharashtra. Bead Work, Kutchi Embroidery, Ceramic & Pottery, shawl Weaving from Gujarat.
Woolen Weaving, Herbal Oils & Scrub from Uttranchal. Wood Carving & Engraving, Khurja Pottery & Marble Inlays, Panja Durry & Banarasi Weaving, Beaded Jwellery, Sanjhi Paper Craft & Kites all from Uttar Pradesh. Leather Jutis from Punjab &Haryana. Ari Embroidery from Kashmir. Kullu Shawls & Angora Weaving from Himachal Pradesh. Recycled & Elephant Dung Products from the National Capital Delhi.
Coconut shell, Khus & Banana Fibre Products, Lacquer Toys, Tribal Jewellery, Lambani Embroidery from your own state Karnataka. Organic Cotton, Perfumed Candles & Incenses, Paper Lamps & Hammocks from Tamil Nadu. Leather Puppets, Handloom Weaves & Durries, Kalamkari Painting, Ikat weaving and Organic products from Andhra Pradesh
Kosa Silk Weaving, Wrought Iron and Gourd Decoratives from Chattisgarh. Madhya Pradesh art includes Brass idols, Bagh print, Chanderi & Maheshwari weaving, Gond Paintings.
About Dastkar –
Dastkar is a registered society and NGO with over 31 years of working in the craft sector and a national outreach of over 200 crafts groups in 21 states; sharing a warm relationship of mutual respect and trust with its participant craftspeople, and offering them support services that includes skills training, design and product development through the year. It is committed to breaking the barriers that separate the craftspeople from mainstream urban markets, reviving and revitalizing both the craft and the community. The Dastkari Bazaars and Exhibitions are the culmination of this process.