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Thursday, April 04, 2013

Surajkund Craft Fair, India


Hello my super creative and talented friends!

I know most of you here are art-lovers and would appreciate the efforts that go into making hand-crafted good. Through this post, I'd like to introduce to you the spectacular talent that we have in India. They don't call India a land rich in culture for no reason! There are 26 states in India and each has it's own form of art, dance, food and language.


The pictures I am going to share here are from Surajkund Crafts Fair. The fair brought together people from all over India under the same sun on the same ground. Craftsmen and performers coming in from all parts of the country, were the perfect affirmation for the immense talent India mothers.


I'll end the talking here and let the pictures take you to Surajkund (in Faridabad, India) were this confluence awed people and also inspired many like us.



These colorful wall hangings from Gujarat are pieces of cloth stitched together and embroidered with threads and mirrors.

Up close

Paper Mache Lamp shade

Carved and painted on a piece of wood.

Those huge pots caught my attention.
 Would have bought those only if I had sufficient space to keep them. Some day!!

Peace captured in Plaster-of-Paris

Madhubani - A very famous art form in India

Love the contemporary design

Beyond Pottery

Wood carving

Metal

From Bengal

Cloth Patch-work



That stood almost 15 feet above ground level, right in the middle of the stalls.
All set for the dance performance.

Hope you enjoyed this short visit to India. It was long due!


Linking up to: Frugal Friday, Flaunt It Friday, Feathered Nest Friday, Home Sweet Home




14 comments :

  1. Aha real feast to eyes. I just love the wooden article, metal and cloth. All are awesome.
    The pottery.............
    wow..
    Thanks for sharing.
    viji

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    1. It sure was terrific!
      Thanks for stopping by, Viji!

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  2. Ahh.. I miss this thing here :( all images are drool worthy. everything is so beautiful..colorful. love hand crafted stuff. Awesome!!

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    1. can totally understand, Nayana. But these kind of fairs have become such huge hits among the people that they have one or the other round the year. I am sure you can catch up on these whenever you are in India and loads of stufff back home :)

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  3. How colorful is our land! My mom has the carved elephants. I suppose every Indian household has one, right?
    Beautiful pics. Glad to have found your blog!
    Anjana @ http://happyandharried.wordpress.com/

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    1. Hahaha... So true! I went to friend's place yesterday and saw those carved elephants.... Was reminded of you and this comment. Good to have you here and hope to see you often.

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  4. wooow... very nice post Tanya .Love all the pics of art n craft.
    Incridible art of our India.
    http://geturpaintingworld.blogspot.com/

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    1. We sure belong to a land full of art-lovers :)
      Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. How beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. I loved the ones with the Madhubanis and the black pots .I want....Wish I was there.I go mad at these fairs.

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    1. :) :) The awesome work drive me crazy too. I can actually spend hours there.
      The artists behind those Madhubani paintings and pots were so simple people. It was amazing.

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  7. Oh my gosh...the colors!! So gorgeous! Thanks for the beautiful photo's!

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