Art & Craft Expo- Jaipur

There is something very special about handcrafted things, you can appreciate the thought, detail and time invested into creating something amazing. Whether they are big or small, handmade goods are accessible works of art. The fact is when you buy a handcrafted object, you are buying hundreds of hours of failures and experimentation. You are buying days, weeks and months of frustration and moments of pure joy. You are buying a piece of heart, part of a soul, a moment of someone’s life and most importantly you are buying the artist more time to do something they are passionate about.

The “Art and Craft Expo”, held at Jawahar Kala Kendra – Jaipur, was a mecca of all things handmade- be it apparel, jewellery, handbags, paintings, pottery and other decor related stuff. And though it wasn’t held at the plush interiors and comfort of a five-star hotel, One could spend hours exploring and marvelling at the beauty of these handmade things. If you were planning to renovate or decorate your house- it was the place to be. Money can’t buy love but it can buy you all these beautiful handcrafted things and it is almost the same thing 🙂 

We will be covering our experience at the expo in two blog posts, the first one here is all about apparel- from Banarasi to Phulkari, Chanderi to Chikan work.

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Block printed suits from Jharkhand
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Chanderi sarees from Madhya Pradesh
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Phulkari work from Punjab
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Block printed tunics and maxis
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Jamdani sarees from Bengal
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Chikan embroidery from Lucknow
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Phulkari
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Phulkari Kurtis 
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Banarasi sarees from Varanasi
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Various forms of warli art
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Banarasi dupatta
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Garba dresses for kids 
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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Rajesh says:

    Very creative
    Deliberately researched

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Neeta says:

    Superb

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Abhinav Manchanda says:

    This looks like a crash course in Indian weaving and embroidery

    Liked by 1 person

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