We attended the Festival of Lights, a quaint Diwali Mela organized by Dastakar prior to the festival. Along with their regular crafts based items – clothes and ornaments, home accessories, ceramics, they had lamps and Diwali motif décor items. Additionally, a group of Rajasthani singers and dancers provided a welcome relief to the dazed shoppers as well as their disinterested escorts who had been forced to accompany them.
Pre Diwali fair organized by Dastkaar displaying, lamps, candles, diyas, Indian clothes, bags, ornaments, plants, pots etc.
Delhi Haat, one of the most popular destinations of Delhi, was established around the concept of a ‘haat’ or a village market. In other words, the artisans / crafts people / weavers would be allotted stalls wherein they could sell their ware directly to the customers. The stalls were meant to be allotted for a fortnight and rotated […]