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Bengaluru Nature Bazaar 2018 by Dastkar.

August 8, 2018

Bengaluru Nature Bazaar 2018
by Dastkar

Dastkar returns with the much awaited handcrafted lifestyle event of Bengaluru city. The 14th Edition of the BENGALURU NATURE BAZAAR will be held at the Manpho Convention Centre.

It will be a confluence of more than 100 craft groups, small producer groups from 20 states across India. Dastkar always gives space to new craft groups in the bazaars therefore this time there will be a variety of new craft groups and designers who will be exhibiting their unique products for the first time at Bengaluru Nature Bazaar.

The Bengaluru Nature Bazaar will offer a wide range of lifestyle accessories, silver jewellery and adornments, metal crafts, carved furniture & decorative products, pottery & ceramics, basketry & fiber crafts, leather products, traditional paintings, a variety of hand-woven, embroidered, block printed textiles, and much more from every corner of the country.

Designer’s Corner:
Sujata Kulhali – Embroidery, Yuti’s Handloom – Cotton, Linen and Silk weaving, Ishana – Sarees, Cotton Rack – Khadi weaving, Aboli – Hand block printing, Shaheen Akhtar – Shibori, Somya Boutique – AD8 Craft Shop – Weaving and Embroideries, Kakoli – The Silk Chamber – Silk weaving, Shabhnam Gitanjali – Silver Work, Malavika Chatterjee – Chikan embroidery, Then & Now – Folk Painting, Classic Furnitures – Wooden furniture, Haryanvi – Ikkat Weaving.

East India:
West Bengal – Kantha embroidery, Fibre and wood crafts, golden grass weaving, Jamdani and handwoven cotton weaving, Batik printing, Terracotta, Leather and Jute work and Meenakari.
Bihar – Silk and Tussar handloom textiles, Madhubani painting.
Odisha – Pattachitra, Palm leaf etching, Dhokra, Sabai grass weaving and stone carving.
Manipur – Reed fibre products and Black stone pottery
Assam – Cane and Bamboo weaving
Chhattisgarh – Gourd and Wood carving

West India:
Rajasthan – Silver and Gem stone work, Patchwork, Bagru, Dabu and hand block printing, applique, Embroideries, Meenakari and bead work, Leather work, Blue pottery, Miniature painting and Phad painting, Kota weaving, Shibori
Maharashtra – Recycled fabric work, Up cycled hand woven products and ceramic work and Lacquer Bangles.
Gujarat – Soof embroidery, Leather work, Ajrakh block printing, Applique work, Embroideries and Patchwork, Cotton weaving and Shawl weaving.

North India:
Jammu Kashmir – Aari embroidery and Pashmina weaving
Uttar Pradesh – Bead work, Marble Carving, Wood engraving, Crystal work, Handloom weaving, Leather work, Sarkanda glass work, Khurja painted pottery, Wool and Jute Weaving.
Delhi – Handloom weaving, Brass decoratives, Wood Carving, Churan, Supari & Namkeens, Paper craft and Crochet jewellery.
Himachal Pradesh – Wool weaving Uttarakhand – Jute work, Patchwork and a variety of herbal products.

South India:
Andhra Pradesh – Ikat weaving and Kalamkari printing, Leather Puppet and Leather Lamp painting
Karnataka – Recycled Fabric work, Banana Fiber products, Khadi weaving, Lambani embroidery, Wood carving, Mural paintings, Coconut shell and Wood work, Metal and thread work, Handloom weaving.
Tamil Nadu – Embroideries, Tanjore Painting
Telangana – Handloom weaving, Natural Dyeing and Organic preservatives, Metal and Silver jewellery
Pondicherry – Paper craft and Candle making

Central India:
Madhya Pradesh – Chanderi & Maheshwari Weaving – sarees and stoles.

Visitors at the BENGALURU NATURE BAZAAR can relish a delicious variety of food and beverages from our Traditional Multi-Cuisine Food Court – Authentic cuisine from Maharashtra, Rajasthani Chaat papdi, Rajasthani laal maas, Gatte ki sabzi and Bajre ki Roti and home baked cakes and cookies.

Dastkar will also organize Craft Workshops hailing from different parts of India Madhubani painting, Terracotta pottery, Clay Modeling, Terracotta jewellery making, Phad painting and Pattachitra on palm leaf and a whole bunch of step by step craft demonstrations such as Hand block printing on fabric, Crochet , Hand Braiding and an elaborate making of Lacquer Bangles.

Visitors will also be greeted with colourful performances showcasing the various colours of South India performed by a group from Kerala called “Natyagriha”

Carnatic dance – A fusion of dance and traditional folk music of Kerala.
Chakyarkoothu – An interactive and interesting monologue of epics and tales from ancient South India in a comical performance
Ottanthullal – A satirical account of parodied regional prejudices in the form of a dance performance.
Melam – A confluence of percussion – a delightful performance by the Melakaars (performance artists).

Started in 1981, Dastkar affects the lives of more than 1 lakh artisans every year working with over 600 crafts groups across 29 India States. We strongly believe in crafts as catalytic tool for social and economic empowerment and earning. Dastkar’s role is to help craftspeople find the opportunity, confidence & resources to become self-sufficient. Our Bazaars and Exhibitions provide craftspeople with exposure and direct interaction with the urban customers, enabling them to gauge market trends and customer demands for themselves.

Entry Rs. 40/-

10th to 19th August 2018 | 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Manpho Convention Centre,
Spectrum Grounds No. 1 & 2,
(Near Manyata Tech Park)
# 90, Veerannapalya,
Nagawara Ring Road,
Opp. BEL Corporate Office,
Bengaluru – 560 045.

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