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Arts and Crafts Exhibition by Hast Karigar Society, Delhi


Posted on : 15/Sep/2015 17:34:00

Hast Karigar Society, Delhi presents "Impressions" - an exhibition-cum-sale,  celebrating the Harmony of Life, Nature and Skills in Artisanal Weaving and Crafts, from  September 15 to 20, 2015, 11 am to 7 pm daily, at the Lalit Kala Akademi, Greams Road, Chennai. This is the seventh year running, where Hast Karigar Society is bringing together its artisan members in Chennai for its annual exhibition.

Inaugurating the exhibition, Dr. (Mrs) Thangam Meganathan, Chairperson, Rajalakshmi Group of institutions said, "Our country is known for its rich tradition and culture. Hast Karigar Society, Delhi, is doing yeomen service which propagates our heritage and bringing the artisans down to Chennai every year. Shows like this will help Chennaites to understand the excellence of artisans from other parts of the country."

Traditional artists, jewellery makers, handloom weavers, craftspeople and hand block printers from all over India will participate in this exhibition expressing their skills weaved in motifs and symbols.

This years exhibition will highlight a collection of hand woven cotton, tussar and silk, khadi sarees, dupatta, stoles and fabrics from Benaras, Bhagalpur, Chanderi, Maheswar, Phulia, Sambalpur, Phalodi, Machilipatnam, Srikakulam, Kota and Chilapata forests of West Bengal. Laheria, Batik, Shibori, Kalamkari and Tie and Dye using vegetable and natural colours will be added attractions this year.

Sanghaner, Bagru, Dabu, Ajrak, Aakola and Machilipatnam hand block prints on sarees, dupattas, stoles, fabric and home furnishings will combine traditional shades of colours with a fusion of intricately cut traditional and contemporary designs and patterns.

Presence of Pattachitra, Miniature art, Gond and Madhubani painting will add style and colour to the exhibition. Kantha and Desert embroidery, Chikan and Applique will showcase the skill of deft hands of our women artisans.

Unique collection of hand crafted Lambani jewellery, Filigree, and Patwa jewellery from Kaladera, baskets and kitchen ware of bamboo, wood, sabai grass, coconut shell, bags and gift items from beads, paper stationery wrapped in block print, pottery, mat, copper bells, pastel work, and leather puppets will be colourful and a joy to look at and buy.