Dastkar Basant Bazar brings Indian Craft under one roof at CCRT, Dwarka


S.S.Dogra

Dastkar Basant Bazar has brought Indian Craft under one roof at CCRT ground, Dwarka. Craft lovers are coming from different parts of the city to purchase several craft work. Dastkar is an organization, helping crafts and craftspeople from across India to become self reliant, for over 31 years. This is the second edition of exhibition at Dwarka. Ms. Deepanshi Seth-Project Officer-Dastkar informed Dwarka Parichay that Basant Bazar-2012 would showcase eighty five crafts from eighteen states. It will remain open from 10th March to 18th March,2012 at CCRT lawn. The timings are from 10.30 to 8 p.m. Here the visitors can enjoy shopping as well as tasty food.

Dastkar also supports NGO’s working for social causes. Dastkar bazaar has a quality, effort, hard workd and emotions attached to the products which crafts people showcase in the bazaar.

Laila Tyabji, Chairperson of Dastkar said “Apart from giving crafts people a platform for market their crafts products through these bazaars. She further added that we provide them with the design assistance to help to compete in urban markets.

The major attraction of Dastkar Bazaar are Ari Embroidery and Walnut wood carving from Kashmir. Sheep wool weaving & natural handmade soaps by Sundaram from Uttrakhand.Beaded Jewellery, Wood Carving, Wood Engraving, Khurja Pottery, Marble Inlays, Banarasi weaving,, Durry weaving, Patti Ka Kaam, Sanjhi craft, Sarkanda, from Uttar Pradesh.Terracotta pottery and puppetry from Delhi.

East India products include Madhubani painting, Tussar Weaving, paper Machie from Bihar. Dhokra Jewellery & Decoratives, Ikat weaving, Applique Work, Stone carving, Coir Products, Sabai Grass, Terracotta Pottery, Pattachitra & Palmleaf Painting from Orissa.Kantha Embroidery, Mat Weaving, Beaded & Dhokra jewellery, from West Bengal.

North East of India will be represented by Bodo weaving, Cane & Bamboo and, Eri weaving from Assam. Central India will also represent Chanderi Weaving, Gond Painting and Maheshwari from Madhya Pradesh as well as Tussar Weaving, Gourd Products from Chattisgarh. 


West Indian Arts & Crafts will include Kota weaving, Durries, Leather juttis & bags camel products, Block Prints ,Patch Work, Bandhani, Threaded & Beaded Jewellery, lehriya work, Mehandi, Phad painting, Embroidery, Weaving ,Miniature painting, Blue Pottery from Rajasthan. Bead Work, Bandhani & Ajrakh block print, Ari &Suf Embroidery, Batik, Woolen shawls and stoles from Gujarat.

Towards South of India there will be Perfumed Candles from Tamil Nadu. Handloom Weaving, Durrie Weaving from Andhra Pradesh. Coconut Shell Products, Lacquer Toys, Metal & silver jewellery, Lambani Embroidery from Karnataka.

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