Christmas is the season of giving. DLF Cyberhub is all decked up for the festival season. While visitors are busy taking selfies in front of huge installation at Cyberhub, there is a unique project going on in the foray: The Global Gate Project.
DLF Cyberhub has organised a cultural exchange festival “The Global Gate” in association with One World Foundation. The featured country this year is Afghanistan. The five days long exhibition presents a fusion of Indian and Afghani art, culture, handloom and handicraft. On one hand the festival is a visual delight for art lovers, on other hand there is oodles of mass appeal. There is something for everybody. From carpets to saffron tea and from jewelry to jackets, “The Global Gate” festival is a celebration of art and diversity. Not just that, it provides a platform for artisans to showcase their creations and skill in Delhi and Gurgaon.
We visited the exhibition recently and saw a wide display covering Afghanistan Carpets, dry fruits, Saffron, Jewellery, Asafoetida, Onyx as well as Bhagalpuri Silk, Punjabi Jutti, Leather Bags Rajasthan, Turkish pottery, Khurja Pottery, Kullu Jackets ( artisans who make jackets for our PM Shri Narendra Modi), Drift Wood work from Delhi, Woolens from Punjab all under one roof.
This festival provides voice to these unsung heroes who have been creating fantastic art living in the remotest corners of our country. It was heartening to hear beautiful stories of artisans like Mr. Pant who is able to find art in wooden waste and pebbles in jungle and a Gujarati family of six, who creates beautiful handicraft items for women. Mr. Rakesh makes Pashmina products in his village in Basauli, Punjab and is certified Pashmina maker.
There is music and dance event scheduled on 20th December with a mélange of performances featuring Indian and Afghani dance forms.
Date: 16th to 20th December, 2017
Time: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
Venue: DLF Cyber Hub
For anybody looking for unique gifts, or interested in art and crafts or just want to hang out with a difference, The Global Gate Project could be a Fun-Do round.