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EXHIBITION : Delhi Crafts Council presents "SANJHI - Revisited" explorations of architectural themes in handcut paper at Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road > 8th to 12th August 2017

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8th August : 11:00 am Add to Calendar 08/08/2017 11:00 08/08/2017 12:30 Asia/Kolkata Opening of Delhi Crafts Council's "SANJHI - Revisited" explorations of architectural themes in handcut paper Event Page : http://www.delhievents.com/2017/08/exhibition-delhi-crafts-council.html Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003 DD/MM/YYYY - Opening 
8th to 12th August : 11:00 am - 7:00 pm Add to Calendar 08/08/2017 11:00 12/08/2017 19:00 Asia/Kolkata EXHIBITION : Delhi Crafts Council presents "SANJHI - Revisited" explorations of architectural themes in handcut paper Event Page : http://www.delhievents.com/2017/08/exhibition-delhi-crafts-council.html Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003 DD/MM/YYYY  Exhibition on View

Entry : Free


Venue : Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003

Parking : Gate No. 1, 2 & 3 (Cars), Gate No. 2 (Bikes & Bicycles)
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Area : Lodhi Road Area Events

Event Description : 
EXHIBITION : Delhi Crafts Council presents "SANJHI - Revisited" explorations of architectural themes in handcut paper. 

Sanjhi, the art of hand cutting stencils from paper to create patterns on the floor, is believed to have its origins in the cities of Mathura and Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh. As a part of the temple rituals in this region, intricate multicoloured rangoli or floor patterns are created with coloured powder using the stencils. Over time, the use of Sanjhi declined steadily and the number of artisans practicing the craft were reduced to just a few families. 

Delhi Crafts Council has been involved with sanjhi for more than three decades and its timely intervention has ensured that the few remaining artisans have continued to practise and nurture this craft. The first exhibition Kagaz, washeld in New Delhi in 1990. It showcased an entirely new dimension to this craft and also introduced the use of handmade paper for the first time. The success of the exhibition opened up many possibilities and the artisan benefited by being in touch with a much larger number of designers with whom they were able to successfully work with on many different projects.
As a logical step DCC next undertook a documentation of the craft as it existed which also included detailed information about the main artisans of Sanjhi at the time. 

Sanjhi- Revisited  is an exhibition conceptualized and curated specially by Delhi Crafts Council as one of the events marking its Golden jubilee this year. Following from another exhibition held in 2015, DCC has again explored new themes, mainly architecture , to bring out this collection. The explorations have been multifaceted and include many aspects that exploit fully the potentialities of this remarkable craft. 

The year long dialogue with the artisans has been critical while designing the exhibition, and it is a shared vision combined with mastery over skills which can be seen reflected in the outstanding works displayed here for the first time.  

Delhi Crafts Council dedicates this exhibition to the craft of Sanjhi as well as to the dedicated families of artisans who continue to practice this craft and have engaged fully in its development. 

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EXHIBITION : Delhi Crafts Council presents "SANJHI - Revisited" explorations of architectural themes in handcut paper at Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road > 8th to 12th August 2017 EXHIBITION : Delhi Crafts Council presents "SANJHI - Revisited" explorations of architectural themes in handcut paper at Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre (IHC), Lodhi Road > 8th to 12th August 2017 Reviewed by Rohit Malik on 20:05 Rating: 5

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