Traditional craft on display

Traditional craft on display


Traditional craft on display

If you are fond of artworks and handicrafts, INA Dilli Haat is the place to visit. The Haat is hosting a 15-day exhibition-cum-sale of products created by some of India’s finest artisans.

Plenty of artisans, who have won National Awards for their work, have set up stalls at the Haat under the exhibition ‘Master Creation Programme 2012’ which is on till December 15.

While saris, shawls, stoles, salwar-kameez and bedsheets dominate, one can also find items like rugs, showpieces carved of stone, metal carvings, terracotta and other.

The event seeks to provide a platform where reputed designers, exporters and bulk buyers can interact and do business with the artisans.

One can find intricate terracotta items by Om Prakash Galav from Rajasthan. “We have all the decorative items like Buddha idols, pots, vases, lamps and even cups,” says Om Prakash. Some of the marvellous decorative items on display are earthen lanterns and pots as small as a nail.

Showcasing a world of beauty and elegance created for an everlasting impression, Master Creation 2012 is a place to encourage the creation of National Awardees, Shil Gurus, Sant Kabir and merit certificate holders for creating such exquisite handicrafts and handlooms.

Mobeen Husain from Uttar Pradesh, who was given the National Award by Pranab Mukherjee for his contribution on brass handicrafts, was ecstatic enough to share his joy. “I have done Mughal artwork, marori work and other superfine work on brass. It was a joyous moment for me when I got the award from the President.” 

Other things available at the Haat were stone carved showpieces, coasters, miniatures on marbles by UP artisans. Rajasthan stall had miniature paintings, bedsheets, cushion covers and jackets with work of block painting, while Ikat was on display at Andhra Pradesh stall. Another interesting items on AP stall was the work of charma chitrakar, made from goat leather.