Inaugurated by Shri Khushwant Singh on the 31st of October, the Dastkari Haat Crafts Bazaar in Chandigarh is all things festive, Dastkari Haat Samiti’s Chandigarh Crafts bazaar opened with much excitement and pomp with Shri Khushwant Singh, Commissioner RTI, writer and journalist.
Graced by the Guest of Honor Ms Bindu Manchanda, Head Heritage Craft and Community Division INTACH the bazaar has been especially curated for the Diwali season and features beautiful sarees, dupattas, pottery, terra-cotta jewelry, festive footwear, handcrafted decor products and so much more.
This 6 day exhibition of art, textile and culture at, Kisan Bhawan, sector-35, Chandigarh will be on till the 5th November, 2018. Like every edition by he Dastkari Haat Samiti, this Craft Bazaar too has highly talented craftspeople and artists under one roof engaging with art and crafts connoisseurs to forge strong links between the makers and the takers.
The event is an endeavor to create an interactive platform where 70 artisans from different states in India have come together to showcase their cultural legacy. As one of the most premier crafts exhibitions in India, the crafts bazaar is featuring innovative products and happy ambience to the spectators.
Bearing witness to the new design developments and a blend of contemporary and traditional products, the visitors can indulge in new and exciting products developed out of wonderful handloom weaves, embroideries and block prints to centuries-old traditions of Bamboo and brass from West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh, Colorful baskets from UP, Hand Painted terracotta from West Bengal, Durries from Telangana, Batik from West Bengal, Silver and Stone Jewelry from Rajasthan and Orissa, Linen and Tussar Sarees from Bihar, Block prints from Rajasthan and Gujarat and Shibori from Delhi and Rajasthan.
“We are happy to be a part of the Dastkari Haat Samiti’s Crafts Bazaar. The response has been very overwhelming and we feel honored to showcase our organic cosmetics and home products that bring good health to the user here,” shares Aarohi Society from Uttarakhand.
Dastkari Haat Crafts Bazaar Started in Chandigarh
Jaya Jaitly, President at Dastkar Haat Samiti shares,”The inauguration was a beautiful ceremony and the Chandigarh audience is very receptive to the bazaar. We are thrilled to see such an amazing response on the first day of the vent itself.”