ETInfra@G20: Indian artisans steal the show at Crafts Bazaar – ET Infra

G20 Crafts Bazaar

NEW DELHI: Diplomacy is not the only theme at the ongoing G 20 Summit, myriad handlooms and handicraft from across India are at display too.

The government has set up Crafts Bazaar on the sidelines of the ongoing event to attract international delegates and showcase India’s rich heritage.

Crafts Bazaar has brought the best of handicraft items across the country. Phulkari from Punjab, Madhubani paintings from Bihar, Kalamkari from Andhra Pradesh, Chanderi weaving from Madhya Pradesh and Kolhapuri chappal from Maharashtra are among the other handicrafts showcased at the event.

One such stall is from the state of Rajasthan and on display are the colourful prints ranging from bagru, dabu to leheriya and bandhani.

“We have engaged 4,500 women with us for the last 12 years for manufacturing these products. They were semi-skilled women and now are completely skilled to be able to make these handicraft and handloom products,” Shekhar Kumar, Director Projects, Vishwas Sansthan told ET Infra.

His organization was cherry-picked by the central government to display its products at the event.

Besides the already popular prints from the state of Rajasthan, there are some lost arts that have been brought to the forefront due to this initiative.

The state of Goa is displaying its traditional textile – Kunbi Shawl – a handwoven textile named after the Kunbi community, who are skilled weavers and artisans known for creating these exquisite designs.

“We want to bring these weavers to the forefront, people don’t know that such weaves exist in Goa,” Allwyn Xavier Pereira, Information Officer, Department of Information and Publicity Goa said.

Focussing on the northeastern part of the country, there is a pavilion that commemorates the contribution made by the seven sister states and Sikkim in the world of handloom and handicraft.

North Eastern Handicrafts and Handlooms Development Corporation (NEHHDC), has brought together artisans from the states of Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura, Nagaland, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh to showcase their traditional weaves at the G 20 Summit.

Basanta Thokchom, General Manager, Manipur Handloom and Handicraft Development Corporation, said, “We have brought the handloom, handicraft and food items from our respectives for the international delegates.”

While these pavilions are for everyone to see on the sidelines of the Summit, what one can’t miss are the live performance by some of the artists, be it classical music or the art of making paper mache and lac jewellery.

Internationally renowned artists – Riyaz Ahmed Khan (paper mache) and Avaz Mohammed (lac jewellery) – are demonstrating their art live for the delegates.

The sidelines of the Summit are a slice of India for the international guests.

  • Published On Sep 10, 2023 at 10:23 AM IST

Join the community of 2M+ industry professionals

Subscribe to our newsletter to get latest insights & analysis.

Get updates on your preferred social platform

Follow us for the latest news, insider access to events and more.

Source link

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Open chat
How May I Help You.
Scan the code
Vishwakarma Guru Construction
Hello Sir/Ma'am, Please Share Your Query.
Call Support: 8002220666