The National Tribal Carnival 2016 Inaugurated by Prime Minister Narender Modi to be held on 26th-28th October

The National Tribal Carnival, 2016 will be held at Hall No 7, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, between October 26-28. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the event at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium on 25th October 2016 at 4pm. The carnival is a rare opportunity to experience the rich diversity of tribal art, craft, culture and cuisine. The three-day tribal bonanza is being brought to you by Central Government. A host of states will be participating in the events. They will be showcasing their rich diversity of art forms as said by Mr Ashok Kumar Singh , Director Culture, Tourism Art and Culture.

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There will be food stalls selling culinary delights. Masterpieces of arts and crafts made by tribal artists from various states will also be on display. In addition, there will be culture programmes staged by tribal artists. The state of Jharkhand will be a major participant at the carnival. It will showcase it various art forms at the event. Its major highlights include Nagpuri, PYKA, Chauu, Samthali, Kharia, Karsha, Mundari. Seven Jharkhand groups,who have enthralled national and international audiences with their performances, will perform theirfolk dance before the Prime Minister at the inaugural function at the Indira Gandhi Stadium. They will be part of a 140-strong troupe participating in this prestigious show. 3000 more artists of different tribes will be participating in the carnival. All the costumes for these artists are designed by Jharcraft.

The Tribal Carnival is held every year. It is part of the government’s effortto preserve, promote and showcase various facets of the tribal life. It aims to present tribal culture tradition, customs and skills before a national audience. It is an opportunity for tribal artists to reach out to the general public and explore the potential of their cultural offerings at a national level.

 

Indian Artisans Amplify Diwali Shopping

On the onset of the festive season, Hast Karigar Society rendered a lasting impressions on the shopaholics culture of Mumbai. The Delhi based NGO has been organizing the 6 day event for years now and this time too they hosted the annual property “Impressions” from Oct 12th-17th.  Hosted at Coomaraswamy Hall, Prince of Wales Museum of Western India, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort, Mumbai, the exhibition had artifacts and handicrafts made by  traditional painters, jewelers, weavers, craftspeople and hand block printers across India and sported their skill and creativity.

“Impressions” presents


Rhymes & Rhythms of Life


Reflecting the Harmony of Tradition, Colour and Creativity of our Weavers and Artisans


What: Impressions – an exhibition-cum-sale – Reflecting the Harmony of Tradition, Colour and Creativity of our Weavers and Artisans


Date:  October 12 to 17, 2016, from 10.30 am to 7 pm daily


Venue:  Coomaraswamy Hall, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (formerly Prince of Wales Museum of Western India), M.G.Road, Fort, Mumbai – 400023 (Near Colaba).


Summary:


Hast Karigar Society, a Delhi based NGO founded by a group of artisans, designers from Tribal areas of India present Impressions – an exhibition-cum-sale – Reflecting the Harmony of Tradition, Colour and Creativity of our Weavers and Artisans. This is the eight year running where Hast Karigar Society is bringing together 35 National & State awardee artisan members in Mumbai for its annual exhibition.

Hast Karigar exhibitions emphasize on reviving and redefining the traditional skills of traditional artisans to recreate a market that showcases Indian tradition and heritage while being sensitive to the present day requirements of the connoisseurs. Traditional artists, jewellery makers, handloom weavers, craftspeople and hand block printers from all over India participate in this exhibition expressing their skills weaved in motifs and symbols.

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This year’s exhibition showcased a collection of hand woven organic cotton (Popala, Karnataka) tussar and silk and khadi sarees, dupatta, stoles and fabrics from Benaras, Bhagalpur, Chanderi, Maheswar, Phulia, Sambalpur (Ikkat), Phalodi, Machilipatnam, and Kutch. Laheria, Batik, Shibori, Kalamkari, Indigo and Tie and Dye using vegetable and natural colours were the added attractions this year.

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Sanghaner, Bagru, Dabu, Ajrak, and Machilipatnam hand block prints on sarees, dupattas, stoles, fabric and home furnishings combined traditional shades of colours with a fusion of intricately cut traditional and contemporary designs and patterns.

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Colourful Durries from Uttar Pradesh and intricately woven Mats from West Bengal will also be on sale.Presence of Pattachitra, Miniature art, and Madhubani painting added style and colour to the exhibition.

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Lambani, Kantha, Rabari, Ari, Desert embroidery, Chikan and Applique reflected the skill of deft hands of our women artisans.

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Colourful dupattas, stoles and wrap-arounds adorned with hand crafted traditional motifs; woven by the tribal women residing in the forests of North Bengal were  stunning to look at.

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Unique collection of hand crafted Lambani jewellery, Rajasthan stone and silver jewellery, leather bags and candles from Pondicherry, Dhokra from Chhatisgarh, pottery & ceramics from Maharashtra leather puppets and lamp shades and block printed stationery was colourful and a joy to look at and buy.

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