The three-day craft and textile fair ‘Shilpkala Utsav’ spear in the capital on Monday, October 10 after a two-year hiatus. This annual artisan women’s handicraft bazaar held by the All India Women’s Conference (AIWC) will feature exhibitions by over 60 female artisans from 19 Indian states showcasing India’s rich cultural heritage and themed folk crafts, tribal art and Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.
It was inaugurated by Bishweshwar Tudu, Minister of State for Tribal and Jalshakti Affairs and HH Rashmi Rajya Lakshmi Bhanjdeo Maharani of MayurBhanj, Odisha at Aga Khan Hall, Bhagwan Das Road.
This direct artisans-consumers platform aims to empower women artisans and promote craftsmanship. The AIWC offers free booth space to selected women artisans and does not take any share of their sales.
“We are delighted that Shilpkala Utsav, a unique platform to promote women artisans across the country, is back after a two-year pandemic hiatus. This 12e The edition is themed Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav and features a variety of tribal arts and crafts. We invite you to visit in large numbers and support the cause of artisans,” said AIWC President Sheela Kakde.
At the bazaar, a variety of modern, traditional and tribal handcrafted collections of textiles, paintings, housewares, jewelry and accessories are displayed by artisans, entrepreneurs, AIWC branches, courthouses AIWC stay and the Army Women’s Welfare Association.
“The celebration of arts and crafts has been at the heart of our approach. It is always difficult to get grassroots women artisans, but we have succeeded in enrolling new participants each year and keeping buyers interested in traditional handmade crafts. This year, Shilpkala Utsav features many unique handicrafts registered as Geographical Indications,” said Ritu Singhal, Head of Shilpkala Utsav.
What: Shilpkala Utsav
Where: Aga Khan Hall, Bhagwan Das Road
When: October 10 to 12
Schedule : 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Nearest metro station : Mandi House on Blue and Purple Lines