The Hand-crafted Touch: A Photo Gallery

Meandering through the exhibits at The Nature Bazaar by Dastkar, I landed on banks of Indian crafts, flowed through the rivers of handwoven fabric and was guided by the lights of lamps.

Ceramic Agarbathi Stands
Ceramic Agarbathi Stands
Leather puppets
A fish made in the translucent leather art of Orissa seems delighted to be at the Bazaar!
Strings of Door Ornaments, hooked to the sides of doors in India.
Strings of Door Ornaments, hooked to the sides of doors in India.
Elephants and Fish
Door ornaments made of stuffed elephants and fish
Leather Juttis
Leather Juttis, crafted and ready, hang in line.
Juttis making
Bhagwan Das Gehlot from Haryana, works on applying a pigmented solution to the Juttis to give it a unique hue.
A Rajasthani Artist entertains the crowd with music from handmade stringed musical instruments.
A Rajasthani Artist entertains the crowd with music from handmade stringed musical instruments.
Kantha Dupattas adorn a string line hung outside a stall
Kantha Dupattas adorn a string line hung outside a stall
A wooden carved chest with golden accents and flower motifs
A wooden carved chest with golden accents and flower motifs
Stacks of sarees in Kantha from West Bengal
Stacks of sarees in Kantha from West Bengal
A hand-painted Madhubani Saree in Tussar Silk
A hand-painted Madhubani Saree in Tussar Silk
A Lambani bag hangs prominently against the backdrop of the Bazaar
A Banjara bag, complete with tassels and Lambani embroidery from Rajasthan, hangs prominently against the backdrop of the Bazaar
Real Silver threads woven through a blue Banarasi Saree, from Mubarakpur Weaves in Uttar Pradesh.
Real Silver threads woven through a blue Banarasi Saree, from Mubarakpur Weaves in Uttar Pradesh.
The Banarasi Weaves - A 'rani pink' saree with hibiscus motifs.
The Banarasi Weaves – A ‘rani pink’ saree with hibiscus motifs.
Durga, the goddess of Victory, stands powerful amidst other brass figurines
Durga, the goddess of Victory, stands powerful amidst other brass statuettes
Miniature metal bikes
Miniature metal bikes
Pausing to think between sales
Pausing to think between sales
An enamel-work bangle
A ‘minakari'(enamel-work) bangle flaunts a creeper of flowers
Temple doors open to reveal gods
Temple doors open to reveal gods – The art of Pattachitra on wood
The games of see-through fish
The game of see-through – A fish seen through the scales of another
Imaginary Music to set the tone for the night
Imaginary Music to set the tone for the night
A lamp stand glimmers in the violet lights
A lamp stand glimmers in the violet lights
Mosaic glass painted lamps illuminate the night in a magic of colors
The night, illuminated by the magical colors of mosaic glass-painted lamps, ended on a beautiful note.
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