It's always a pleasure to discover and rediscover treasures from the past. And we did just that all day Sunday on a visit to the National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum in New Delhi. Relics from all over the country, belonging to bygone eras are on display accompanied by unobtrusive, thoughtful descriptions. At the Village Complex are hand drawn carts, region-specific huts, and period utensils from across the country. An artisans enclosure houses stalls where you can see artisans at work, and buy their fare.A bronze figure of Lord Krishna
Metal art from Chhattisgarh - (this is half of a gate at the entry to the village complex)
An irrigation system
A kashmiri artisan working on a shawl, that will be completed in about a year's time.
If you ever find yourself touring in Delhi, do visit this museum (entry Rs 10/ for adults, Re 1/ for kids).
A similar concept can bee seen in South India, at Dakshinachitra, 35 km from Chennai. We were fortunate to visit there too, just a few days ago.
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