Dastkar Winter Mela 2014 at Nature Bazaar, Kisan Haat, Andheri Modh > 11am to 7pm on 11th to 22nd December 2014

Time : 11:00 am - 7:00 pm Add to Calendar 11-12-2014 11:00:00 22-12-2014 19:00:00 68 Dastkar Winter Mela 2014 Event Page : http://goo.gl/VD1yMk Nature Bazaar, Kisan Haat, Andheri Modh, New Delhi - 110074 DD/MM/YYYY

Entry : Rs. 20

Venue : Nature Bazaar, Kisan Haat, Andheri Modh, New Delhi - 110074
Venue Info : Map | Nearest Metro Station - 'Chattarpur(Yellow Line)'

Event Description : Dastkar Winter Mela 2014.

Dastkar, in partnership with Delhi Tourism, presents THE Winter Mela- a heart-warming celebration of winter textiles, crafts, food and more!

The exhibition brings together the best of the rich regional textiles, beauty products, food & more from across India, with a special focus on the crafts of Kashmir!

Dastkar Winter Mela brings you an exquisite range of clothing to warm up your wardrobe with beautiful tussar silk weaves from Chattisgarh & Bihar, the rare and intricate dana-weaving or tangalia textiles from Gujarat. Lovely kullu & kinnauri wool shawls from Himachal Pradesh etc. All will be present alongside a wide & vivid selection of Kutch shawls & stoles by several expert weavers from the Vankar community. Hand-embroidered & patchwork quilts will be available, as well as knitted sweaters, capes, gloves and socks.

Dastkar winter mela also presents ‘PAINTED FABLES: PANCHATANTRA CHITRA’- An exhibition of paintings depicting stories from the Panchatantra, narrated through different painting and craft styles – Madhubani of Bihar, Patachitra of West Bengal and Odisha, Sanjhi paper-cutting from Uttar Pradesh, Sikki grass, Santhal painting from Odisha, Phad painting of Rajasthan, Gond tribal painting of Madhya Pradesh and Kalamkari of Andhra Pradesh. the painting exhibition will bring the Nature Bazaar Exhibition Gallery to life & introduce visitors to the rich artistic traditions of story-telling in India.

Focus On Kashmir :
A special feature within the Dastkar WINTER MELA, brings together some of the crafts and craftspeople most affected, highlighting the tragedy,  The floods  swept away not only karigars and  their family members, but workplaces, equipment, raw material and stock. In no other state is such a high percentage of the population dependent on craft - for livelihoods, earnings and economic growth. The impact has been catastrophic.

The Winter Mela puts a spotlight on the extraordinary crafts of KASHMIR! Craftspeople from Kashmir, supported by the Commitment to Kashmir Trust, bring to the Nature Bazaar - specially developed ranges of the exquisite pashmina shawls that Kashmir is famous for embroidered, woven and beaten Namda floor coverings, traditional jewellery, Garments, stoles and saris in Ari and Sozni embroidery, done by women in villages in the insurgency affected Baramullah district, and vibrant embroidered bags and accessories, made by remote Gujjar communities, showcasing their products in Delhi for the first time. The famous Kashmir saffron, nuts and dry fruit will also be on sale, as will delicious homemade strawberry, apricot and quince jam.

Commitment to Kashmir (CtoK) was an idea born out of the summer of unrest in Kashmir in 2011 and 2012, paralyzing livelihoods of thousands of crafts persons. An innovative and hands-on initiative, conceived by the late LC Jain, former Member, Planning Commission and Gandhian economist, CtoK works with craftspeople in Kashmir to create empowerment and sustainable livelihoods through traditional craft.

"The exhibition is a small start in helping Kashmir and its craftspeople make new roots and flower and flourish again. It also draws attention to how much needs to be done.  I hope the people of Delhi come forward and support it." - Says Laila Tyabji and Founder trustee of Ctok

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Dastkar Winter Mela 2014 at Nature Bazaar, Kisan Haat, Andheri Modh > 11am to 7pm on 11th to 22nd December 2014 Dastkar Winter Mela 2014 at Nature Bazaar, Kisan Haat, Andheri Modh > 11am to 7pm on 11th to 22nd December 2014 Reviewed by Delhi Events on Monday, December 22, 2014 Rating: 5

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