Woven by tribals

INTRICATE WORK

Woven by tribals

Here’s a peek into the world of tribal crafts. What Kala Madhyam has brought into the City are artefacts and crafts, that are knit, shaped and woven together by tribals from the interior parts of the country.


The fair has roped in 15 different types of art forms by 200 artists across 22 states. The atmosphere at Chitrakala Parishat was overflowing with eclectic indigenous artforms such as Iac, bead and wood jewellery. Lucknavi kurtas, Zari Joothis and Kolhapur footwear. Sarees in Chanderi, Paitahni, Bhagalpur and Kollegal.

Durgabai, a painter from Madhya Pradesh has brought in her tribal paintings at the expo. Her paintings exude varied emotions, inspired from the natural surroundings.
“I have been participating in this art mela for the last five years. I am thrilled by the response from art lovers,” says Durgabai. Also on display are mural arts from Kerala, Saora a tribal art from Orisaa, Madhubani paintings, Hase rangoli from Karnataka and Phad art from Rajasthan.

 Sonu and Jayanth, a couple who have come all the way from Kutch, complete with their striking collection of handloom fabrics, are excited to be part of the fair. Their stall is full of Kurtis and dress materials embroidered in Gurjari, Bandini and Kalamakari block paintings. National award-winning artist Attubhai from Gujarat is popular for his hand-woven traditional shawls called Dablas. He also has fancy shawls with mirror work and embroidery all in contemporary style. “These melas help us directly deal with the customers and market our products. I have brought some selected stoles, woven with intricate designs,” says Attubhai.

In addition to this, there will be an art demonstration everyday where the artists will perform live with their arts and share their skills.
The mela is on till December 20 from 10am to 8 pm.  

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