Dastkar Bazaar celebrated its 16th edition of Handicrafts and lifestyle exhibition at the Jayamahal Palace Hotel in Namma Bengaluru. Over 1 lakh artisans apply for the Dastkaar Bazaar event every year. Bringing in the creation of many crafts renewal and self-sustainable craft community development projects, which later grew independently into the most successful stories in the Indian Craft Sector. The event had more than 100 craftsmen groups from 20+ states across India within one platform.
Dastkar Bazaar also provided funds through Artisan Support Funds by sending basic needs and wages. This gave a boost to all the artisans to sell their products on the marketing platforms under one roof.
The DASTKAR BAZAAR offered a wide range of Handicraft products from lifestyle accessories, silver jewelry, carved furniture, decorative products, pottery & ceramics, fiber crafts, leather products, traditional paintings, hand-woven baskets, embroideries, block printed textiles etc.
The event also included live workshops like pottery, nib painting, wooden carving and basket weaving. Dastkar released new range of products that were conceptualized during the lockdown period like Kantha Embroidery, Golden grass weaving, seashell products, leatherwork and Jamdani from West Bengal. Madhubani painting, silk weaving and wood crafts from Bihar. Pattachitra, Sabai grass weaving, Ikat weaving from Orissa. All these classified as East Indian Arts.
Whereas Handicrafts from West India included like Patchwork, Dabu, Recycled fabric work, Meenakari, Miniature painting, Blue pottery and thread work from Rajasthan. Leatherwork, Ajrakh block printing, Applique work from Gujrat and Upcycled hand woven products and Crystal work from Maharashtra.
From the North India Ari and sonzi embroidery and Pashminas from Jammu and Kashmir. Marble carving, Handloom weaving, Kite making, Khurja painted pottery and Crystal work from Uttar Pradesh. Sheep and yak wool weaving and Thangka painting from Himachal Pradesh and Jute work and patchwork from Uttarakhand.
Lastly Handicrafts from South India included Kalamkari, Mangalgiri from Andhra Pradesh. Banana Fiber Weaving, Khadi weaving, Lambani embroideries, Metalwork and Mural paintings from Karnataka. Tanjore painting, Organic brushes from Tamil Nadu and Handloom weaving, Ikat Weaving, Kalamkari printing and Natural Dyeing from Telangana.
The Dastkar Bazaar made a very significant impact on all, after a year of struggles during the pandemic and making the art work themselves gave people a sense of satisfaction. Along with the Handicrafts, the visitors could indulge themselves with lip smacking snacks from all across India. The event was a huge success.
DASTKAR BAZAAR BENGALURU