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Dastkar Chennai Bazaar 2012 – Crafts Exhbition @ Kalakshetra


Nearly 100 Craftsmen from 19 States To Exhibit At Dastkar Chennai Bazaar 2012.

Kalakshetra Foundation & Dastkar together brings Crafts & Craftsmen from all over India and jointly presents The Dastkar Chennai Bazaar 2012. Dastkar is an organization working for the Crafts and Crafts people from across India since the last Thirty One (31) years, returns to Chennai after a gap of three
The Bazaar will be held at The Kalakshetra Foundation, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai, from 20th to 29th January 2012 from 10:30 am to 8:00 pm


This Year’s Bazaar will include special cultural performances by ‘Mohanam Sound Troupe’ from Pondicherry, doing a musical program using natural drums and other instruments, & ‘Rajasthani String Puppetry and Kacchi Ghodi Dance’ famously known as ‘Kaathputli Show’, narrating events from history, myths, folklore or legend, complete with music and speech.
Showcasing, exhibiting and selling indigenous arts, authentic to their respective regions, this year 100 stalls from 19 states include traditional crafts from across India.
From North India participants with showcase Jamdhani Sarees, Durries, Beaded Jewelry, Khurja Pottery & Marble Inlay from Uttar Pradesh, Wool Weaves & Knits from Uttarakhand,Fun products of Elephant Poo from Delhi Beautiful Ari Embroideries from Kashmir, and Leather & Zari Jutties & Recycled Waste Products from Haryana.


From Central India will have Artistic Wrought Iron Products & Gourd Decoratives from Chattisgarh, Gond Folk Paintings & Bagh Prints from Madhya Pradesh.West India shows its presence with Colourful & Traditional Daboo, Bagru, Block & Akola Prints, Kota Weaves, Threaded & Beaded Jewelry, Phad Paintings, Blue Pottery, Mojaries & Lac Bangles from Rajasthan along with Colorful Bandhani & Intricate Embroideries from Gujarat.
South Indian craft and participation is also no less with Perfumed Candles from Tamil Nadu, Ghadwal & Upada Sarees, Khadi & Cotton Weaves, Durries, Kalamkari Paintings & Leather Puppets from Andhra Pradesh, Fascinating Lambani Embroideries, Banana Fibre, Coconut Shell Products, Wood Items, & Lacquer Toys all comes from Karnataka.
East Indian participation will see visitors purchase Bodo Weaving from Assam, Traditional Ikat Weaves, Applique Work, Palm leaf Paintings, Stone, Terracotta Decoratives & Dhokra Jewelry from Orissa and Cane & Bamboo Products, Mat Weaving & Kantha Embroidery from West Bengal.
WHEN
Date: 20/01/2012 – 29/01/2012
Time: 11:00 AM – Onwards
WHERE
Kalakshetra
Kalakshetra Foundation Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai 600041
Phone: 044-24520836
http://www.kalakshetra.net/


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