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Happy handicraft New Year!

IANS   December 26, 2013
First Published: 20:07 IST(26/12/2013) | Last Updated: 20:10 IST(26/12/2013)

An annual crafts bazaar in the Capital is all set to have an international appeal to it with products from Egypt. Starting January 1, the 28th edition of the Dastkari Haat Samiti’s crafts bazaar will see Egyptian crafts such as marble inlay, bead work, telli work, leather work, papier mache, weaving, block making, natural dyeing, and embroidery on display.

Conceived by craft expert Jaya Jaitly, the bazaar will witness over 160 craftspeople from various parts of India as well as some from Egypt. The latter have been invited to collaborate with Dastkari Haat Samiti to conduct a skill training and exchange workshop at the event, which will conclude on January 15.

The idea behind the collaboration is to nurture long-term friendships and provide unique inputs to the crafts sector while enhancing economic well-being and diplomatic ties at the ground level, said a statement.

From India, Sadhna group from Rajasthan, Saasha group from West Bengal, Sabala group from Karnataka, Embroidery of Punjab by Nabha Foundation, and Embroidery from Artesania from Gujarat, will represent the country’s rich craft culture. Also, national and state-awardees from Bihar, Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and others will demonstrate their skills during the event. 

To add to the charm of the event, there will be folk musicians from Rajasthan. Folk dances such as Kalbelia, Langa and Bhavai will also be staged.  

Catch it live
What: Dastkari Haat Samiti’s crafts bazaar
When: January 1 to 15
Timings: 11am to 9pm
Where: Dilli Haat, INA
NEAREST METRO STATION: INA on the Yellow Line


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