Dastkari Haat Craft Bazaar makes a promising comeback to Pune with renewed energy and at a centrally-located venue in Pune

Promoting India’s rich craft heritage for more than 35 years now, Dastkari Haat Samiti has been a frontrunner in supporting the crafts community and building a thriving artisan-buyer network. Coming back to the culturally rich town of Pune, after a year and with renewed vigor and energy the much-loved artisan-driven crafts bazaar will be held in Dutch Palace, Bund Garden Road in Pune from 5th to 13th November 2022.

A renewed sense of enthusiasm

 The Pune edition of Dastkari Haat Craft Bazaar will host 100 stalls with a large range of weaves, hand block prints, embroideries, crafts in grass, bamboo, metal, wood and other plant material, jewellery, stationery, ceramic and terracotta, and traditional art  from tribal Gond to Kalighat,  Phads , Pattachitra and Pichhwais.

Witness the fusion of art and craft 

Be a part of one of the largest crafts bazaar and interact with artisans from across India. Some of the main highlights are:

·         Desi Oon with textiles and cheese supporting the pastoralist community.

·         Aavran from Udaipur will bring home furnishings and apparel in natural indigo dyes.   

·         Plaited fabric tableware from Project 1000.

·         A new Pattachitra artist Bahadur Chitrakar with scrolls and songs from West Bengal,

·         Gold Leaf embossed Pichhwais from Rajasthan

·         Dayaben from Kutch with extra fine Soof embroidery

·         EkiBeki created by Vishpala Hundekari with an array of artistic stationery

·         Stationery made of handmade paper in the most organic of raw materials – Elephant Poo from Jaipur!

·         Kotpad, Odisha, fabrics and saris in rare natural dye colours.

·         Natural grass baskets from Orissa

·         Black Pottery from Manipur

·         Sholapith Flowers from West Bengal

Indulge in the craft demonstrations

Aavran: Based out of Udaipur Rajasthan, indulge in (Dabu Printing) Mud resist hand block printing.

Desi oon: The Desi Oon stalls at the Dastkari Haat Craft Bazaar will showcase the variety of processing techniques and products made from indigenous wool. They will put up a loom where they will demonstrate weaving at the exhibition.

Parasram Audhyogik: Creators of beautiful sarees, duppatas and fabric in Nagpur, Maharashtra, They will demonstrate weaving on a loom.

Crafts Workshops

·         Aadim Janjati Samhu, A rare new grass weaving group making fine basketry from the inner Naxal-ridden forests of Jharkhand.

(7th to 11th November, 11; 30 to 2:00 and 3:00 to 5:30)

·         Mon Ami Foundation, Fine mats from Midnipur and baskets from Sitapur, brought by the Mon Ami Foundation. Two artisans are coming for sale, Demo and workshop.

·         (6th to 10th November, 11:30 to 2:00 and 3:00 to 5:30)

·         Sanjhi Craft, Uttar Pradesh, (7th to 10th November, 11:30 to 2:00 and 3:00 to 5:30)

·         Terracotta, Rajasthan, (7th to 10th November, 11:30 to 2:00 and 3:00 to 5:30)

Painting Workshops one day each

·         Madhubani Painting, Bihar, (7th November, 11:30 to 2:00 and 3:00 to 5:30)

·         Pattachitra Painting, Orissa, (8th November, 11:30 to 2:00 and 3:00 to 5:30)

·         Pattachitra Painting, West Bengal, (9th November, 11:30 to 2:00 and 3:00 to 5:30)

·         Gond Painting, Madhya Pradesh (10th November, 11:30 to 2:00 and 3:00 to 5:30)

·         Miniature Painting, Rajasthan, (11th November, 11:30 to 2:00 and 3:00 to 5:30)

Rs 500/- per day, per person for each workshop including raw materials. Bookings will start from 20th October

Music from the heart and food for soul

Rajasthani folk music and Kalbelia dance of Bhutte Khan Manganiar international folk artist from Barmer, Rajasthan. The group has performed in various places in India and 45 countries of the world and will provide a holistic cultural experience to the crafts mela. Try out some interesting snacks from our famous old Delhi and Rajasthani stalls. Authentic menu made by amazing cooks.

“We are happy to be back in Pune, a very culturally rich city itself. Craftspeople from across India have created the best we have also tried to put our best foot forward to make this crafts mela a grand success. Now it’s the customers, media and craft lovers who help to sustain India’s rural livelihoods and cultural heritage to step forward and join us in making this a truly happy Festival Season for makers and buyers.” Jaya Jaitly, President at Dastkari Haat Samiti.

Please find the link to the high-res images:

Website: https://www.dastkarihaat.org/

What: Dastkari Haat Craft Bazar, Pune edition

Where: Dutch Palace, 16, Bund Garden Road, near Residency Club and INOX theatre, Pune – 411001.

When: 5th to 13th November 2022

Timings: 11 am to 8 pm

Entry: Free

Media Contact-

Abhishek Deb Roy- 7507222334

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