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

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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!) . ┬áSo, I was not enthusiastic about Sampoorn Santhe but still found myself there yesterday morning with the camera in tow and grey skies over. Am I glad to have made the trip? You bet!

Sampoorn Santhe was very refreshing. No regular stalls, no regular vendors and o0dles of freshness and color. If you are a Dastkar regular, then I’m told (by aagor guys) the annual exhibition will not be held this year in Bangalore.

Some of my favorite picks here.


I picked up a kumkum box. These colorful organizers are made in Bangalore out of wood. You had pretty wall hooks, watering cans, organizers, pencils, and holders all priced very reasonably. The small ones were around Rs.50.

A large painted Ganesha at the entrance.

The one stall that stopped me in my tracks had to be this Rajasthani wooden one – an exemplary display of craftsmanship.


I also picked up a few tea cups and bowls from this stall. These reminded me of the Golden Bridge pottery in Pondicherry.

I didn’t take any picture of the handloom section. There were some really pretty Bengal silk sairs. For the full photostream, please go to the dress your home Facebook page.


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