Intertwinging the traditions

first_imgThis year more than 160 crafts people from the villages, towns and cities of various parts of India will bring exciting craft talent and traditions in never-seen-before avatars along with wonderful craft skills from Egypt’s great and artistic civilization. Visitors will be able to interact, learn, appreciate and explore Indian and Egyptian handicrafts and textiles.Crafts persons from Egypt have been invited to collaborate with Dastkari Haat Samiti which will conduct a skill training and exchange workshop of the same genre. The entire fortnight’s collaboration will result in long term friendships and provide unique inputs to the crafts sector while enhancing economic well being and diplomatic ties at the ground level. Egyptian’s embroidery tradition has evolved, like India’s over 5000 years. Motifs are specialized according to regions. Each can be adapted according to any new design prototypes provided by good designers. . National and state-awardees from Bihar, Gujrat, Jammu Kashmir, Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and others will demonstrate their skills.Workshops of wire toys, Madhubani paintings, Gond paintings, paper mache, thread jewelery making, puppet making, and pottery and bamboo items. What more?  Folk and cultural performance will take place all days from 11am – 8.00pm.Folk music from Rajasthan, folk dance such as Kalbelia, Langa, Bhavai will be the main attractions of the event.When: 1-15 JanuaryWhere: Dilli Haatlast_img

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