Crafts Council of Karnataka’s annual flagship Exhibition cum sale of hand-crafted textiles and jewelry

28th Edition VASTRABHARANA 2021

Bengaluru, March 2021, Over 45 award winning weavers from all over India will be participating in VASTRABHARANA 2021, the Crafts Council of Karnataka’s annual flagship exhibition and sale of hand-crafted textiles and jewelry.

VASTRABHARANA will be held till 9th of March, 2021, at the New Gallery Spaces, which consists of seven large, well spread, airy, socially distanced halls, at the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Kumara Krupa Road, Bengaluru. Timings are 10.00 a.m. to 7.00 pm.

The exhibition inaugurated by Smt. Aditi Ranjan – a well known author, textile expert and designer and former Senior Faculty, at the National institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad.

New in VASTRABHARANA 2021:

The fabulous, luxurious, jewel-toned Patan Patola by hereditary weaver, Nirmal Salvi from the heritage town of Patan in Gujarat. Distinctive in the collection, are accessories like Potlis made in Patan Patola textiles.

In the spotlight this year are tribal textiles from the interiors of India: The Maniabandha Collectives, Gopalpur Collectives and Vani Vrtti Design Studio from Odisha, GI registered Tangaliyas by Rathod Babubhai from Gujarat.

Innovation is represented by Sourav Das through his revival Benaras sarees and Imran Ansari’s revival of Paithani and Chanderi textiles. Look for the Id Ka Chand motif weave in Imran’s sarees!

Our own Karnataka is represented by the Punarjeevana Trust, who will be showcasing North Karnataka weaves like Pattade Anchu and Gome Teni. Kala Nele will be displaying Ilkal sarees and Guledgudda Khun Choli weaves, that have recently been awarded a Geographical Indicator (GI) tag.

A possible contender for the Best Designed Textile Product of our times, are the beautifully styled and designed textile masks, “Genki by Mura”, a part of Mura Collective’s – Shibori with care offerings. Genki, in Japanese, is a state of mind and body; healthy, vital and positive , the energy of the universe flows through you.

The jewelry section this year, features handcrafted silver jewelry by Bhavya Ramesh, traditional and contemporary designs by Ummiumma, temple and fusion Jewelry by Tiysha, and thread jewelry by Charkhi from Kaldera.

The Crafts Council of Karnataka is a not-for-profit organization started in Bengaluru in 1967, under the patronage of Smt. Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay. The mission of CCK is the promotion and support of the crafts of Karnataka and sustainable livelihoods of its craftspersons.

Its objectives are to provide a bridge between craft communities and source markets, facilitate design intervention and product development that will meet the needs of the contemporary consumer, upgrade technologies of crafts persons and revive, support and preserve languishing crafts of Karnataka. CCK is affiliated to the Crafts Council of India and the World Crafts Council.

The profits of VASTRABHARANA will benefit craft communities in Karnataka.

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