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Check it out! Kawaad Art finds way into Dilli Haat

The beautiful Kawaad Art from Rajasthan is now showcased at Delhi Haat, where artist Dwarka Prasad Jangid tell stories through art at the entrance and the plain booth of the venue.

art and culture Updated: Jun 16, 2015 18:14 IST
Kannavi Kamal
Kannavi Kamal
Hindustan Times
Dilli Haat,Dastkaari Haat Samiti,Kawaad

The artist poses with one of his works.

One of the most popular culture and crafts destination in the Capital, Dilli Haat now has another reason to attract the culture vultures in the city.

For those headed to Dilli Haat, keep your eyes peeled for the beautiful Kawaad painting at the entrance and plain booth of the venue.The painting is part of the newly-founded Dastkaari Haat Samiti, an inititiave to promote and preserve traditional art and highlight the issues that our artisans face. The artwork has been created by Dwarka Prasad Jangid, an artist who belongs to Chittorgarh, Rajasthan."I met the artist at Rajasthan emporium a few years ago while working there as a consultant with the Rajasthan Handicraft government. I saw his paintings and called him up to ask him if he’d like to work with our team as the member of the samiti. He was then appointed for the paintings at Dilli Haat," says Jaya Jaitley who has founded the initiative.

Visitors pose with one of the artworks.

Jangid learnt the Kaawad painting from his father and his grandfather and is now taking the legacy forwarded with his own unique twists. “Making paintings in Dilli Haat has been a great experience. People who visited really encouraged my artwork,” says a pleased Jangid.

First Published: Jun 16, 2015 15:04 IST