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Sunday, 26 March 2017

Dastkar 2017 ---Where colours galore

  I chanced to visit Dastkar 2017 this Saturday morning. Stalls lined up beautifully in harmony to the place under the shade of trees was a scene to behold..Being a home decor lover, Dastkar gave me a whale of a time,I could get every thing under the same roof !There was almost everything one could want for domestic,household purposes.Without wasting any further time I shall today let the pics speak for themselves.

Carved furniture


Wood and fibre crafts

Decorative products, 

Bengal Handloom Sarees, Kantha work, Tussar & Cotton Weaving

Gems & silver Jewellery from Rajasthan

Chanderi Weaving & Maheshwari Weaving from Madhya Pradesh.


Metal Craft

Applique & Patchwork 

There were more which were not clicked

Bengal Handloom Sarees, Leather footwear ,Madhubani Paintings & Sujini Embroidery & Tussar Handloom Textiles  from Bihar,  Pattachitra from Orissa,
Jari Kota Doria sarees and Sanganer Block prints from Rajasthan,Chikan work from Lucknow,ethnic mekhla chadar and sarees in muga silk from Assam to name a few.

Hand-woven textiles

Wooden Furniture from Uttar Pradesh.

Ceramics & Pottery from West India: 

    The place was not crowded as you can see in the pictures.So we could take our time to see the items minutely.I found most of the displayed objects to be reasonably priced except for the sarees which I felt were a little overpriced.

About Dastkar:
Dastkar is a private not-for-profit NGO established in 1981, working to support traditional Indian craftspeople .It has nearly 20 Indian states registered under its name,many of them women and village based.In India the cottage industries or the craft sector forms a huge sector,and Dastkar helps in reviving and sustaining the crafts and the craftspeople by helping them join the economic mainstream.  Dastkar sees the small scale industries or the cottage industries as a means of generating employment in rural India and hence an effective way to curb rapid urbanisation.

 As a bonus we peeped into the Karnataka Chitrakala Parisath building for the ongoing art exhibition.A quick rundown........


 For visiting Dastkar
Note-There are no entry fees.
       -An exhaustive visit will take approximately three hours,so you should have time in hand.
       -Parking was not an issue as it was allowed inside the Karnataka Chitrakala Parisath
        -There were no stalls,but there is a canteen run by Kamat  in the campus.
Children do enjoy the visit as the place is in the open ,with lots of space to move around,there were a few stalls selling puzzles and games for the kids.
The exhibition cum sale by Dastkar is an annual event ,if you have missed it this year then look out  for it next year!


  1. Thanks, the place was colourful indeed

  2. Beautiful items on sale there. Very much inviting.

  3. missed it, ur post wants me to visit this badly.
    Welcome to blogosphere, do stop by my blog :)

    1. Thanks a lot,shall visit your blog soon.