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Impressions! A Spring Bazaar Celebrating Traditional Indian Weaves, Paintings and Crafts comes to Pune for the first time


~ Over 12 national & state awardee artists to express their creations at the Bazaar ~


When: February 28th – March 6th

Where: The Monalisa Kalagram, End of South Main Road, Koregaon Park, Pune

Time: 11AM - 8PM

Hast Karigar Society, a Delhi based NGO that promotes traditional skill and creations of the artisans and weavers while encouraging them to be contemporary and economically relevant,  is bringing its annual Bazaar for the First time to Pune.  The Traditional Arts of India are so diverse that even most Indians are

not aware of the many myriad hues and forms that India has to offer. Keeping the spirit of Make-in-India, alive, the spring bazaar, Impressions celebrates Traditional Indian Weaves, Paintings and Crafts.


In the new era of technology, industrialization and modernization we often overlook our rich heritage

and tradition of art and craft, our nation's pride and assets. With an aim to ensure that craftsmen continue to create their craft, and earn a sustainable income and encourage their children to continue the tradition by passing it on to them and thus ensuring that the art form stays alive, Hast Karigar Society organizes editions of Impressions across the country. Over 12 National and State awardee artisans from over 16 States in India will showcase traditional Indian arts like Gond Painting, Phad, Kalamkari, Battik, Palm Leaf Craft, Miniature Painting, Pattachitra etc. The Spring Bazaar will be a kaleidoscope of Indian heritage and tradition with artisans expressing their creations out of their unique skill and style. 


The bazaar is being held from February 28 to March 06, 2016, 11 am to 8 pm daily, at The Monalisa Kalagram, End of South Main Road, Koregaon Park, Pune.


The Spring Bazaar will have live demonstration by artists and artisans related to:

  • Orissa and Bengal Patachitra
  • Phad painting from Rajasthan
  • Sanjhi paper stencil from Uttar Pradesh
  • Miniature painting from Rajasthan
  • Patwa thread jewellery from Kaladera, Rajasthan
  • Lac jewellery from Jaipur, Rajasthan
  • Pastel work
  • Pottery
  • Palm leaf craft by the Kharses of Madhya Pradesh
  • Paper Machie from Rajasthan & J&K

The Bazaar will show case exquisite skills and creations of tribal weavers, painters and artisans:

  • Tribal Gond paintings from Madhya Pradesh
  • Weaves of the tribal Rabha women from the forests of North Bengal
  • Lambani tribal jewellery from Karnataka
  • Dokhra metal work from Orissa
  • Iron work from Chhattisgarh

There will also be food stalls catering to great traditional Rajasthani and Maharashtrian cuisine prepared by the rural women. 

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