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Craft mela

Women are the new driving force behind the colourful and rich South-Asian crafts.

art and culture Updated: Jan 09, 2011 00:45 IST

Women are the new driving force behind the colourful and rich South-Asian crafts. At Dilli Haat recently, 70 women artisans from seven South-Asian nations unveiled their wares at the 24th Annual Crafts Mela of the Dastkari Haat Samiti, a handicrafts promotion forum. The two-week showcase, Crafting Friendships, has brought ethnic handicrafts from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka .