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Delhi’s brush with Madhubani

The city is set to host a Madhubani installation to celebrate 100 years of Delhi.

art and culture Updated: Feb 25, 2011 01:27 IST

A Madhubani scroll etched with the QutubMinar, the Red Fort and other iconic landmarks in Delhi is part of a mega crafts project initiated to mark the 100th anniversary of the capital city of India. The 6 feet by 4 feet scroll that can collapse to fit into the palm of a hand, is set to be created by Madhubhani artist Heera Kanth in association with city’s design students after a 2-day workshop under the initiative of non-profit HappyHandsFoundation (HHF).

“Since it has been 100 years since the establishment of Delhi as the capital city, we have lined up several events that involve the participation of the people living in the city. The Madhubhani scroll painted with all the icons of Delhi is one of the first project in this series,” says Medhavi Gandhi, Director HHF.

The project CapitalD intended to be a public art installation is set to travel to various public locations in Delhi. “There would be printed replicas of the scroll that will be available as souvenirs for the public,” says Gandhi. After the Madhubhani project, the HHF says it has planned a series of events till a mega festival in Delhi in December that marks the culmination of the year-long celebrations. “We had a kite design festival in January and our next project is a switch off campaign in various cities of the country to coincide with the Earth Hour next month,” says Gandhi.