Thursday, August 12, 2010

Hues from Dastakar Nature Bazaar 2010

Craft Bazaars and Melas have a special place in my heart, the colourful ambience with India's rich art & crafts displayed by artisans are a treat to the eyes...

Here are some frames from the colourful Dastakar Nature Bazaar.
Loved the vibrant kites, how magical a room would look with loads of them hanging from the ceiling!

Never tire of these colourful baskets made of wild grass.

Dastakar's Ranthambore Project. The Tiger motifs on bedspreads, cushion covers were so charming:-)
Mirror mirror on the wall, can you spot me at all;-)

Beautifully crafted paper-mache' birds from Orissa

Handmade Dolls

Gorgeous terracotta pots, jars and pans from Kumbham Pottery, Kerala
Intricate Kantha work on silk from West Bengal
Want to hang some pink elephants and blue fish?

Some beautifully crafted baskets and home accessories

The Dastakar Nature Bazaar is on till the 15th August, 2010.

(Images by Arch)

22 comments:

Bhavna said...

You finally visited! I agree...love the feel and atmosphere of Indian fairs :)

I am happy to see some new products at the Dastkar this time...hope they bring these artisans to Delhi too in Oct.

Deepi's World said...

love the post...I love melas and craft bazaar too..so much creativity at one place...

artnavy said...

yet to go - most of them seem teh usual suspects -was wondering if i will miss it

but the kites and the putul dolls are too enticing

thanks for sharing

Arch at Rang said...

Bhavna~ Yes, it was lovely.

Deepi- Thanks:-)

Artnavy~ Well, you will find the usual stuff and some new ones too. If you have some time to spare do visit:-)

~mE said...

They had a store of natural handmade soaps..and those yogamat store next to it Loved it :)

Then there was one Shop with stoles...loved that as well :)

Geeta Mahesh said...

Lovely blog !!! I am sure you've heard that a million times before.

Your are doing a fantastic job by bringing out the best in local craftsmanship.

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful work - are there any efforts underway to make these handcrafts more palatable to the non-Indian (e.g. western - US) market?

thanks

Geeta Mahesh said...

Lovely blog!!! I am sure you've heard it a million times before.

You are doing a fantastic job by bringing out the best in local craftsmanship.

Sharon Colaco D'Souza said...

lovely post...cant wait for them to arrive in pune

starry eyed said...

We got ourselves some bell wind chimes, kites to fly, a rajastani puppet (thanks to the hilarious puppet show) and a beautiful krishnaleela painting on silk. Wish I lived closer so we could go again, for the kids' sake at least. I do think they could've had more shelter tho'. We got soaked in the downpour.

First time commenting here, btw, awesome blog!

Kamini said...

I wish they would come to Hyderabad....! Lovely stuff!

Susan Erickson said...

I would love to shop at htis market. It is all so colorful and vibrant....

Sretno Vrijeme said...

Bazaar of India - For me this is so nostalgic! Serenity colors, crafts, food, lots of people .... Greetings from Croatia to you and your readers, Vesna

CreativewithClay: Charan Sachar said...

Beautiful pictures. Reminds me of the Kala GHoda exhibition I attended in Mumbai in Feb when I visited India. The colors are fantastic!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Lovely..looking foward to all the melas, craft fairs and exhibiions in Delhi this winter.

Isabel said...

I went crazy here! So many beautiful things!

pink dogwood said...

I am getting so homesick for India right now :(

soraya nulliah said...

I am just loving all the colors, fabrics, textures..everything that just oozes INDIA!! thank you so much for sharing..this inspires me so much! I am aching for everything Indian right now!

desiderata said...

I love Dastkar, I went repeatedly when it was on in Delhi and can't wait for it to return. I always associate it with the taste of daulat ki chaat because that's what kept me coming back....

namrata said...

a complete thrill! truly magical!

devika said...

hey thanks for showcasing the ranthambhore stuff. i am a part of the project.... have been their designer, report writer, supporter, man friday in general since the early 90's and the bedspread design is nearly 20 years old and yet so popular.

Miss Stovetop said...

Where is this held? It looks stunning!