Millennium Post– Nine highly talented Iranian craftspeople/artists/calligraphers have come to India to engage with Indian counterparts to revive the old civilizational and creative links between the two countries.
Around 200 artisans from various parts of India will showcase our rich and diverse culture through handloom, pottery, jute among many other ?arts, crafts and textiles.
The 31st edition of Annual Dastkari Haat C?raft Bazaar- an annual event that celebrates the diverse arts and crafts around the world is ongoing. The 15 day bazaar focuses on the rich crafts tradition of another country, along with 200 popular art, crafts and textile from India. This time it is Iran, producer of exotic carpets, which is considered to be the birthplace of designed earthenware utensils and home to the unique and creative art of metalwork, used to make a variety of ornaments, decorative objects.
The wonderful products that arise from this unique India-Iran collaboration will be displayed on January 14 at Dilli Haat, INA.
The cultural agreement promotes regular exchanges in arts, literature, poetry, language and other forms of cultural activity between Iran and India. Dastkari Haat Craft Bazaar is laying the stepping stone in that direction, all thanks to Dastkari Haat Samiti President, Jaya Jaitly who had tried to encourage the sharing of ideas, techniques and designs as in old times.
Along with the India-Iran collaboration and products related to the same, visitors can also enjoy cultural performances by baul singers from Bengal, along with folk singers and dancers from Rajasthan and ‘Chaau’ performance from Bengal on weekends.
?Jaya Jaitly said, “The Samiti has constantly worked towards expanding opportunities for craftspeople as conservationists of Indian heritage. The Samiti’s artisan-members have travelled all over and collaborated with local artisans in other developing nations to create utility-based and market-friendly products. We hope to create beautiful products and relationships through the interaction with the Iranian craftsmen as well.”