INDIAN HANDICRAFTS : Source of Inspiration for the Young Designer
Handicrafts in our country were in a manner reverenced as an important part of our rich cultural heritage. Though handicrafts fulfilled a positive need in the daily requirements of the people, they also served to satisfy the aesthetic hunger in man & provided a vehicle for his urge for aesthetic self – expression. The concept behind handicrafts was imbuing everything used in daily life, no matter how common or mundane, with a touch of beauty to add brightness to an otherwise dull & drab existence. Today handicrafts are becoming just commodities for sale, not the essentials in life. The handicrafts have now got particularly submerged under the rising forces of modern industrialization. The local Melas or fairs provide an excellent platform to the artisans to display their skills & earn a livlihood. The government of India is making efforts to promote these crafts, it is also the duty of the common man to support these artisans, so that their crafts don't loose in the race to factory produced goods. It is very important for a student of design to visit such places & get acquainted with the traditional textiles & crafts of India. One such prominent fair is the Surajkund Mela, held every year (Feb1 – Feb 15). It is just an attempt to lift a small corner of the veil of ignorance that is descending on this vast treasure of Indian Handicrafts & Handlooms
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HISTORY OF SURAJKUND CRAFTS MELA
Only 8 KM from South Delhi, Surajkund derives its name from an ancient amphitheatre. Sun pool built in the 10th century AD by the Tomar Chieftian Raja Suraj Pal, who worshipped the sun God. It was in such a background that Haryana set up a tourist complex at Surajkund. However later a scheme was formulated to have a theme state based crafts mela every year. Beneath thatched roof platforms, master crafts persons display the finest of handlooms and handicrafts from all over the country. The place becomes alive with folk dances and musical evenings & a riot of colours. Here are a few pics from the fair showing Madhubani paintings, Ivory work, Appliques.......A treat for the Eyes
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