Monday, February 8, 2010

Glimpses from Surajkund Crafts Mela 2010 - 1

Isn't that rich! Finest offerings of India's multilingual, multicultural, pluralistic richness from 29 states and 6 Union Territories are all on display and sale for a fortnight at the Surajkund Crafts Mela.
Hay, straw, jute, metal, textiles, clay, paper mache, paper, wood, porcelain, bamboo - that's the variety of material used by artistic hands to produce thousands of articles ranging from small keychains to solid furniture. Applique lampshade (Orissa)
Hay portrait (Kerala)
Pottery (Khurja, Uttar Pradesh)
Wooden Sculptures (Tamil Nadu)

Tanjore Paintings (Tamil Nadu)
There were stalls from a few neighbouring countries - Nepal, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Thailand and Sri Lanka. Gross National Happiness! - Bhutan's stall
Tajikistan's ware
The carpet-seller from Afghanistan
Masks, Batik designs and coconut shell carvings from Sri Lanka
We wandered around taking in the sights, and came content away with pleasant memories and stuffed pixels.
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  1. I love mela!!!!!

    I think the best of the best is being sold here. I wish I was there.

    My entry is over at

  2. Oh, I love it!!! And your photos are terrific! Such gorgeous colors! And how I would love to be there! Marvelous, fun post!! Thanks for posting it! Have a super week! Cheers!


  3. The colours are so bright and wonderful!

  4. Wow - so many great things to buy. That lampshade is just amazing!


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