Celebration of traditional crafts and culture at Fabindia’s “Crafts Bazaar”
Witness the exciting forms of India’s famous crafts and folk art on October 9 at Phoenix Market City Mall
Bengaluru, October 7, 2016: Fabindia presents “Crafts Bazaar”, a festival dedicated to Indian crafts and folk artists. This is an opportunity to see craftsmen at wood block printing, cheriyal mask making, lambani and aari embroidery. There will also be live performances like nadhaswaram and lambani dance at the event. Come and experience these exceptional and distinct skills at the “Crafts Bazaar” by Fabindia on October 9, 2016, at Phoenix Market City Mall, Whitefield between 11 am to 5 pm.
At the “Crafts Bazaar” enthusiasts will get a chance to familiarize themselves with the handloom tradition of India and embroideries like lambani- a unique mirror and embroidery craft, aari- an intricate and fine chain stitch to create any kind of complex or simple pattern. Do try your hands at block printing on a fabric using traditional wood blocks.
One can get enrolled for an hour-long cheriyal mask painting session with the artisans from Telangana. These beautiful masks are made using coconut shells depicting characters from traditional folklore. There will be three batches, so reach the venue on time before registration gets closed.
This bazaar will also have a workshop on the art of festive table-setting for a dinner party. Women can learn the secret of draping a sari in various traditional styles and take part in organic food tasting contest where people need to guess the secret sauce to win a hamper from Fabindia.
There will be a fashion show for attendees where they get to select from Fabindia’s range of clothes and accessories. With the help of makeup artists and hairstylists, they will complete the look before walking down the ramp. Do not forget to tag yourself on Facebook and Instagram page of Fabindia while walking down the ramp.
Fabindia is famously known as a catalyst for the revival and contemporising Indian handloom, and the “Crafts Bazaar” showcases supremely talented partners of Fabindia in action. Witness the behind-the-scenes experience of the skill and precision that goes into making beautiful products that are part of the Fabindia tradition.
So head to Phoenix Market City mall on October 9 (from 11 am to 5 pm) to experience fantastic performances together with some exciting festive discoveries.
This event is being organised in partnership with Aditya Birla Group and Phoenix Market City, Whitefield, Bangalore.
India’s iconic lifestyle brand - Fabindia is country’s largest private platform for contemporary products made using traditional techniques, skills and hand-based processes. Fabindia links over 55,000 craft based rural producers to modern urban markets, thereby creating a base for skilled, sustainable rural employment, and preserving India's traditional handicrafts in the process. Fabindia's products are natural, craft-based, contemporary, and affordable.
At present, the company has 220 stores across 83 cities in India and 10 international stores.