Monday, February 6, 2012
An ode to Craftsmen & the hand-made- Surajkund Crafts Mela
Craftsmanship is a near dying art form that must be brought back to its old glory. If only we can continue to support the talent of the artisan and make buying hand-made products a regular feature in our shopping itinerary. A small step albeit an important one!
I visited Surajkund Crafts Mela for the first time in my life. I heard a lot about it and heard that chaos prevails so much so that people walk on people - well, literally!
That dissuaded me to visit this place all these years even though I live in Delhi at times!
This time around a friend was visiting from London and she was quite keen on visiting Surajkund.
Barring the crowd, the craftsmanship and creativity of the artisans amazed me to no uncertain extent!
It's good to see that the Indian government has successfully given an avenue to thousands of artisans to sell their wares directly to the public.
Actually, people don't associate India with fashion at all! But they do consider India to be the mecca of craftsmanship and this holds true till today!
Shot @ Surajkund ->