for Design and Product Development and supported by Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India
New Delhi, January 15, 2015: DLF Promenade will host Indian Handicrafts fair organized by National Centre for Design and Product Development in cooperation with DLF Promenade and supported by Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Ministry of Textiles, Government of India.
The Indian handicrafts fair commencing on 16th of January 2015 will display and sell handicrafts from across the country. The 10 day long affair at DLF Promenade will also see live demonstration of handicraft making at the venue.
The inaugural ceremony on 17th January will be attended by Pradeep Mukherjee (Shilp Guru award winner), R. K. Srivastava (Executive Director – National Centre for Design and Product Development, Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India) and Dinaz Madhukar, Senior Vice President and Mall Head of DLF Promenade & DLF Emporio.
Shoppers and art enthusiasts of Delhi will experience 10 power packed days with 15 karigarshand picked from across the length and breadth of the country showcasing their brilliant and unique skills. The fair will be an opportunity to take home some rare Indian crafts.
In the textile category, patrons will get to explore intricate designs, hand crafted décor, rare handmade accessories and also will get to interact with the artists involved in the creation of the same. The work of various craftsmen ranging from patch work and embroidery from Rajasthan, Dupattas and dress materials from Andhra Pradesh; Chanderi Sarees from Madhya Pradesh, Maheshwari Sarees and suits from Madhya Pradesh and Sujani embroidery shawls from Kashmir among others will adorn the fair.
The fair will see stalls for stationery items made out of cloth and paper from New Delhi, bead jewellery from Uttar Pradesh, carpet and Durry from Uttar Pradesh, paper crafts from Faridabad, Kites from Kite Maker Umar Daraz from Delhi.
Pottery art aficionados can find blue art pottery and glazed pottery from Rajasthan and blue Pottery from New Delhi at the fair.
Silver Filigiri jewellery from Orissa and Pattachitra paintings will also be displayed and will be available for sale.
Speaking on the occasion, Dinaz Madhukar, Senior Vice President and Mall Head of DLF Promenade said, “It is a great opportunity for us to work alongside the National Centre for Design and Product Development and the Development Commissioner (Handicrafts). DLF Promenade has always promoted artists from all fields and this project will showcase an unparalleled variety of handicrafts, gifts & lifestyle products from a cross section of artists from India. Live demonstrations are going to be a good way to bring alive the crafts in people’s memory”.
The Indian Handicraft’s fair will start on 16th January and conclude on 25th January, 2015.
Hours: 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Venue: DLF Promenade
3, Nelson Mandela Marg