Category: CRAFT FAIR

Art & Craft Fairs around town that sell the best of hnadmade crafts, handlooms etc.


Vastrabharana: decoding the shopping experience

Cacophony of color and voices.

Overwhelmed.

Women dressed in their elegant best.

Where it feels like an over-sized FabIndia showroom.

Where new-age khadi and linen fabrics overshadow kanjivaram and banarasi sarees.

That pretty much sums up my first day experience at Vastrabharana: the handloom exhibition organized by Crafts Council of Karnataka. It is an annual exhibition that…



Visually Enticing Stalls at Sampoorn Santhe

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Overcast skies.

Hair gently blowing in the wind.

Colors as pretty as these.

Blue pottery; block prints; copper vessels. So much diversity under a roof and everything that India stands for.

Elegantly dressed ladies draped in beautiful saris. What an electric atmosphere.

Sampoorn Santhe is back in town with its visually enticing stalls. If you…



A shopping guide to Dastkar 2015

Dastkar is happening in town at Bangalore until 16th August at the Manpho Convention Center (next to Manyata Tech Park). This post is a riot of colors and an overload of images. So, grab a cup of chai and get ready to spend the next 30 mins immersed in these beautiful handicrafts, beaded jewelry, geometric rugs, block-printed handlooms, handcrafted pottery, silk saris and much more.

Most…



Dastkar 2014 @ Bangalore: an annual art and craft exhibition that is a riot of colors

Tucked away in a muddy bylane was a colorful tent. It was a cloudy day today in B’lore which later gave away to unpleasant sunshine;  at the colorful grounds were hundreds of artisans gathered from around the country.  Neatly lined up in three rows, their awesome creations were on display. It being a working day, the crowd was thin but for a regular, enthusiastic bunch…



For the love of Starfruit & Kawandi quilts

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Sometimes I marvel at the lengths we go to as parents. Starfruit, pomelo, pineapple, and orange take the coveted four spots in my son’s list of favorite fruits. There is a slight glitch here: the first two are not easily available, let alone taste. So I’m yet…



Vastrabharana: hand-crafted textiles

Good morning! Hope you had a great weekend. Yesterday, I went to Chitra Kala Parishath for the Vastrabharana Exhibition. Vastrabharana is held every year to showcase hand-crafted textiles from around the country. The exhibition primarily showcases saris and jewellery with a few collection of dress materials and stoles. Of all the handloom exhibitions I’ve visited, this one wins hands down. Each stall is unique and…



Farmer’s Market at The Yoga House

It was 10:50  a.m. Sunday morning. The phone made a faint noise; a very unfamiliar one to me.  It turned out to be a event alert. You see I don’t usually mark my calendar for any meeting, let alone a trip to the Farmer’s Market. But I must have anticipated the exhaustion.

We returned from Ahmedabad past midnight on Saturday; as expected it was one long, wet…



Sampoorn Santhe 2013 – a craft fair you wouldn’t want to miss!

Sampoorn Santhe, organized by Sampoorn, is currently being held at Chitra Kala Parishath. Bangalore is a treat for craft lovers. Last week, I went to the half-yearly Kala Madhyam held at Basava Bhavan (you didn’t miss anything as the show was a flop!) .  So, I was not enthusiastic about Sampoorn Santhe but still found myself there yesterday morning with the camera in tow and…



Rajasthan Grameen Mela @ Chitra Kala Parishath

Good morning! Hope you’ve got a great start to the week. Yesterday morning, I went to the Rajasthan Grameen exhibition at Chitra Kala Parishath. The mela has been on since March 3rd and yesterday was the last day. The crowd was thin and so were the stalls. Apart from the usual suspects like the jharokha, kantha worked fabrics, beaded jewellery, dye prints and blue pottery,…



Kala Madhyam art & craft fair

 

Before I begin, just a quick reminder: have you entered the Zansaar giveaway yet? The contest runs until tomorrow evening, so you may want to make a mental note to leave a comment.

Now, let’s get down to business and salivate over the pictures together. Shall…