The Dastkar Bazaar which has been showcasing crafts from pan-India at the Urban Haat (opposite Jal Mahal) since October in Jaipur will once again be exhibiting new products. The products of the new artisans will be on display from 19th to 31st January between 11am and 8pm.
This time the participants from North India will showcase vibrant fibre basketry, wool and cotton rugs, paper mache crafts, handmade dolls, metal and craft decoratives, woolen and cotton rugs, lacquer products, herbal beauty care range, textiles embellished in traditional Ari and Sozni embroideries, Chikankari garments and leather footwear.
Similarly from Western India on display will be elegantly designed Meenakari and thread jewellery, multi-colour Kavad decoratives, copper chimes, marble inlay products, applique based home furnishings, miniature and charcoal paintings, terracotta and black clay pottery, leather footwear and bags, block printed and embroidered garments, home furnishings embellished with fine embroideries, Kota and cotton weaves, metal decoratives, recycled cloth bags and organic produce.
Other attractions this time include the gond painting from Central India, fibre and woolen craft works and traditional Kantha textiles from Eastern India as well as bidri decoratives and leather crafts from South India.
One can learn the wonders of hand-crafted skills from traditional craftspeople at the Live Craft Demonstrations as well. It will include wood carving, rug weaving, hair braiding, thread jewellery, leather footwear and pottery.
On weekends the Bazaar will also have enthralling cultural performances from 4pm onwards.