Imagining Gandhi Through Craft Created by the craftspeople of India

Bangalore International Centre

Imagining Gandhi Through Craft Created by the craftspeople of India

Theatre |

Bangalore International Centre | Bangalore |

Feb 27 | 11 a.m.

Ends on: Mar 05


About Imagining Gandhi Through Craft Created by the craftspeople of India

Mahatma Gandhi gave special emphasis to India’s rural crafts people to sustain their traditional livelihoods and strengthen village economies. Use of natural materials and inter dependence of communities both protected the environment and provided dignified and unified work in the midst of a fast mechanisation age. Human worth and self–reliance were keystones of Gandhi’s vision of Swaraj. Dastkari Haat Samiti’s craftspeople and artists use their creative imagination and age-old skills to present an imaginative and unique collection of handmade works of Gandhi in a large variety of artistic skills. This exhibition was first held at the Indira Gandhi Centre for the Arts from 2nd October ’19 to celebrate Gandhi Jayanti. 

40 craftspersons–artists will exhibit 80 works. Of these 25 persons will be attending the event to showcase their creations in art, craft and textiles.