In high spirits: Add craft fun to your life this Diwali!

  • IANS, New Delhi
  • Updated: Oct 16, 2014 17:14 IST

A vibrant arts and craft mela is in Delhi for you to usher in more light, colour and spark this Diwali.

Traditional weaves like tussar, chanderi and maheshwari, with folk art traditions like madhubani and miniature paintings are on display at the exhibition, Festival of Lights, to celebrate Diwali.

Over 100 organisations are participating in the exhibition, organised by Dastkar, a society for craftsmen, with Delhi Tourism.

Lamps to light up your life this Diwali

At the exhibit, traditional jewellery, hand-woven shawls and copper-coated belts from Kutch with other crafts are on display.

"Diwali is a time for sharing and giving gifts. What can be a better gift than something hand-crafted? Something on which an artisan has spent time and which represents our culture and tradition," said Laila Tyabji, chairperson, in a statement.

Gift away handcrafted quilts, cushion covers this Diwali

Apart from exhibiting traditional weaves from many states, hand-made lanterns, perfume and organic candles are also available. The exhibition will end October 19.

The crafts festival was founded in 1981 by six women who worked in the crafts and development sector, and its aim is to help craftsmen, especially women, who use their own skills as a means of employment, income generation and self-sufficiency.

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