Karigar Haat, 2014

Like every year, NABARD had organized Karigar Haat, that took place at Saltlake Central Park fairground. Small scale entrepreneurs from all over India came here to sell handicrafts and other eco-friendly products. The objective of this fair was to help small scale entrepreneurs and other self help groups through sustainable development. As a shameless shopaholic, I must say I contributed fairly to the development goal of our country's central bank for rural agricultural and small scale sector. :-P

This mask originates from our very own Bengal. Chhou (A form of folk dance that hails from Purulia district) dancers wear these masks during their performance.

Odisha pavilion 

These are made of wrought iron sheets

A more durable way to ward off evil :P

Banjara coin necklaces from Karnataka. I got myself a 5 paisa one.

Madhubani paintings from Bihar. Picked one for our living room.

Pata Chitra from Bengal.

They came from Bolpur of Birbhum district. These folk singers belong from a community called Baul. The Bauls have a very important part in the history of Bengal. They are famous for their surrealistic approach to spiritualism, extremely liberal mindset and not to mention their amazing talent of music and lyrics.

Andhra Pradesh stall

Rajasthani folk singers. They were giving some powerhouse performance.

Outfit details:
Top: Honey
Palazzo: Bohemyan blue
Scarf: Biba
Bangles, Mojris: Thrifted


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