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Non-governmental organisation Parapmaprik Karigar, which promotes traditional arts and crafts, will organise 12 workshops on traditional Indian crafts at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya in September.
In day-long sessions, masters of tribal art forms such as Gond (Madhya Pradesh) and Warli (Maharashtra and Gujarat) art and Soof embroidery (Kutch) will conduct these workshops, says Reshma Sett, PK managing committee member.
The workshop series aims at acquainting Mumbaiites with the rich crafts of India and the effort and skill that goes into each.
Two of the most interesting workshops are the Pattashilpa session on the West Bengal art form and the one on the Andhra Pardesh style of leather puppet-making, conducted by craftsmen Khadu Chitrakar and Sree Ra Mulu respectively.
Paramparik Karigar will also organise an art and craft and textile exhibition at the Coomaraswamy hall of the museum, from September 4 to 8 and 11 to 15 respectively.
Sixty craftsmen will showcase their wares, such as woven saris from Varanasi, tie-and-dye material from Gujarat, Daboo-printed garments from Rajasthan, papier-mâché products from Bihar, meenakari jewellery from Rajasthan and wood inlay work from Uttar Pradesh.