Imagining Gandhi Through Craft
Bangalore International Centre | Bangalore |
Feb 27 | 11 a.m.
Ends on: Feb 05
About Imagining Gandhi Through Craft
A unique, first-ever tribute to Mahatma Gandhi through images created by craftspeople,
each in a different textile, art and craft of India
27th Feb’20 to 5th March’20
11 am to 8 pm
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 mechanization age. Human worth and self-reliance were keystones of Gandhi’s vision of Swaraj.
Imagining Gandhi Through Craft is an exhibition conceived, commissioned, guided and organised by the Dastkari Haat Samiti, which is a national association of Indian crafts persons founded in 1986. It is a collective platform of craftspeople to provide marketing and promotional opportunities to enhance livelihoods in the craft sector and sustain India’s environmental and cultural heritage. It creates multi-faceted and innovative programs to provide greater respect, appreciation, and revenue for India’s craft, textile and traditional art practitioners.
40 craft-artists have exhibited a total of around 80 works. Of these 25 persons will be attending the event and bringing their own variety of creations in art, craft and textiles for sale.
Inauguration 11 am - 27th February ‘20
Daily timings 11 am - 8 pm
27th Feb - 5th March ‘20