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32nd Dastkari Haat Crafts Bazaar to showcase India, Israel craft traditions

32nd Dastkari Haat Crafts Bazaar to showcase India, Israel craft traditions

NEW DELHI: Art enthusiasts will get to see a mélange of colourful and traditional handicrafts and textiles and classical dance performances from India and Israel as artisans from both countries showcase their cultural legacy at the upcoming 32nd Annual Dastkari Haat Crafts Bazaar.

Starting January 1, this 15-day long annual crafts bazaar will witness the participation of around 200 artisans from different states, providing a peek into the myriad art and craft traditions.

For this year, Dastkari Haat Samiti has collaborated with the Ministry of Textiles to create an interactive platform where artisans from India and Israel will exchange their skills and art while creating intricate art pieces that highlight the significant artistic legacy that both countries are known for.

Five craft persons from Israel will work with their Indian counterparts from Jammu and Kashmir, Bihar, Delhi, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan to create new art pieces.

The Israel-India workshop which is to be held between January 2-14 will showcase fresh art pieces to the public. During the workshop, art connoisseurs will also get a chance to interact with artisans and watch their work in progress.

“This festival is a unique platform where our craftspeople get to interact and share their skills with their foreign counterparts. Our vision is to bring back the original essence of Dilli Haat where only those artisans who don’t get to display their work in New Delhi could showcase their work exclusively ,” Jaya Jaitly, founder, Dastkari Haat Samiti said in a statement.

IANS