Dastkar Bengaluru Nature Bazaar 2017

Bengaluru Nature Bazaar 2017 Dastkar returns with what has become the handcrafted lifestyle event of Bengaluru city. The 13th Edition of the BENGALURU NATURE BAZAAR will be held at the Manpho Convention Centre, Spectrum Grounds No. 1 & 2, from 11th to 20th August 2017. Some distinctive attractions to be witnessed this year are Al-Hind Creations, Patti Ka Kaam; Anwar Handicraft - Marble Carving; Baragaon Weaves - Handwoven Cotton Sarees; Hari Krishan Dhalia - Juttis; Kastoori Sarees - Banarasi and Jamdani Sarees; Samoolam - Crochet Jewellery; Meetu Handloom - Handwoven cotton Bed Covers; Aarohana Ecosocial - Recycled Bags; Gopal Hand Prints - Hand Block printed yardage and bed sheets; Tangibles - Bead Work; Live Crafts - Wooden Lacquer Toys; Kalam Kaushal and Somya Boutique - Stitched Garments. Designer labels - Cotton Rack (dresses, skirts and tops), Sunbird (kIds clothing), Soumya Tambi (Chanderi Sarees), Surajit Maji (Batik Sarees), Mahua Boutique & Yuti's Handlooms (Tussar and Linen sarees), Aboli (Stitched Garments). The BENGALURU NATURE BAZAAR will offer a wide range of lifestyle accessories, striking jewellery and adornments, metal crafts, carved furniture & decorative products, pottery & ceramics, basketry & fiber crafts, leather products, traditional paintings, a variety of hand-woven, embroidered, block printed textiles, and much more from every corner of the country:

East India:Terracotta Jewellery, Mat Weaving, Sea Shell Articles, Dhokra Jewellery, BengalHandloom Sarees, Kantha Work, Tussar & Cotton Weaving, Wood & FibreCrafts from West Bengal. Madhubani Paintings & Sujani Embroidery &Tussar Handloom Textiles & Yardages from Bihar. Dhokra, Kotpad WovenSarees, Terracotta, Sabai Grass Mats & Accessories from Odisha. TribalWeaves, Reed Fibre Products, Black Stone Pottery from Manipur. 

West India:Recycled Bags from Maharashtra. Terracotta Pottery, Bandhani, Men's Garments,Dabu & Bagru Block Prints, Metal Decoratives, Leather Bags, Footwear &Accessories, Recycled Fabric Products, Appliqué & Patch Work,  Stone Jewellery from Rajasthan. Copper Bells,Ceramics & Pottery, Appliqué, Cotton Weaving & Stitched Garments fromGujarat.

North India: AriEmbroidery from Jammu & Kashmir. Leather Footwear from Haryana.  Tibetan Thangka Painting, Wool Weaving &Silver Jewellery from Himachal Pradesh. Brass Decoratives, Churan, Supari &Namkeens, Block Makers, Crochet Jewellery from Delhi. Beaded Jewellery, PattiKa Kaam, Marble Carving & Wood Engraving, Glass products, Kite Makers,Banarasi & Jamdani Weaving, Sarkanda Grass Products, Khurja Pottery, HomeFurnishings, Wooden Furniture from Uttar Pradesh.         

South India:Banana Fiber Products, Khadi Weaves, Black Stone Pottery, Mural Paintings,Silver Jewellery, Paper Lamps, Wooden Lacquer Toys from Karnataka. BanjaraJewellery, Durries, Kalamkari Prints from Telangana. Leather Puppets, IkatWeaving from Andhra Pradesh. Lambani Embroidery from Tamil Nadu.

Central India:Chanderi & Maheshwari Weaves, Bead Work from Madhya Pradesh.

"Dastkar andour family of participating craftspeople love Bangalore! We always get such aresponsive, enthusiastic reaction to both the products and the craftspeople whomake them. Dastkar's objective is to bridge the gap of awareness andinteraction between the crafts person and the consumer without the interventionof government agencies or commercial middleman. In Bangalore you really seethat happen. This latest exhibition will bring together more than 100 craftgroups:  small producer groups from 20states across India. Dastkar always gives opportunity to new craft groups;  there will be 19 new craft producergroups and 8 designers  this time;exhibiting their unique products for the first time at the BENGALURU NATUREBAZAAR", shares Laila Tyabi, founder of Dastkar.

Visitors at the BENGALURUNATURE BAZAAR can relish a delicious variety of food and beverages from ourTraditional Multi-Cuisine Food Court that will have food stalls from Rajasthan,Maharashtra and West Bengal.

Enthrallingcultural performances by the 'Manganiyar Kids' and 'Terah Taali DancePerformance' from Rajasthan (13th, 14th and 15th  August 2017) 

Dastkar will alsoorganise Craft Workshops in pottery making, clay modelling and Madhubanipainting.that will make the bazaar a fun-filled and educational experience forthe visitors!

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