Hands of Grace

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Hands of Grace – The Craft Exposition

In Celebration of Crafts

Date: Feb 21st – Feb 25th Morning
Venue: Isha Yoga Center, Velliangiri Foothills (in front of Surya Kund)

 

 

In our current
globalized scenario, where everything from food to clothes to culture is fast becoming homogenous, there is renewed respect and value for the indigenous. Thus handcrafted, traditional, rural and earthy crafts are increasingly gaining popularity world over. Yet at another level, India is in danger of losing so many of its nameless craft persons (and eventually craft traditions) to other livelihoods, primarily for want of contemporary design inputs and sustainable marketing avenues.

As an initiative to revive and support Indian craft traditions Isha Foundation has launched Hands of Grace: Craft Exposition as part of the celebrations leading up to Mahashivratri. Over thirty groups from more than 19 states of India, including rural artisans, NGOs, and design entrepreneurs, will show case exquisite items including…

  • . Garments and accessories from India’s finest weaving, block-printing and embroidery traditions
  • . Bamboo and natural fiber home products
  • . Folk art and pottery
  • . Stone and metal crafts
  • . Organic body products

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Features Khadi Jamdaani and South silk handlooms; Kalamkari, Madhubani Paintings, Block prints textile, Manipuri pottery, Rajasthan Terracotta Potter, & jewelers, Orissa Filigree and Kashmiri Handicrafts.

All this amidst interactive craft workshops, a regional food court, folk musicians, and sublime cultural performances at Yaksha…. Makes for an unforgettable festival!