Monday, August 08, 2011

Dastkar Bazaar in Bangalore

Dastkar is back! It is on at Palace Grounds (Gayathri Vihar entrance). From 5th to 14th August. 11:00 am to 8:30 pm every day.
I went yesterday with friends and family. We were there by 11 am so we escaped most of the traffic and crowd. Spent about 3 hours there - including the food breaks. Got to see the puppet show and dances. N loved it and so did I, like last time. Picked up some stuff too. I feel like going again - one more round of feasting my eyes with things from all over the country. Lets see if that happens :)

Here are some of the people and things at the Dastkar Bangalore (Nature) Bazaar '11.
WARNING - Picture heavy post!

The colourful canopy


Kites in all shapes and sizes

Cloth wall hangings in bright colours


Photo frames and other accessories from Assam

Bells, anyone?

Jewellery from West Bengal


haathi chaap is also there - yes they actually make products from elephant poo. Read more here.


Of course there were performances and music at regular intervals.


Beautiful kantha work sarees and dress material


Colourful things from Gujarat


There were lively dance performances which were enjoyed by everyone present!


 
Linking this in to Patty's Weekend Wrap Up and Tanya's Tea Time Thursdays. 
Happy Monday!!

              


29 comments:

  1. wow..i think i'll go next weekend..seems irresistible..:-)
    this is one thing I miss abt Hyd, There is a place called Shilparamam in Hyd where there is this sort of exhibition throughout the year. The place itself is a eye candy with huge green spaces, a village set-up, an amphitheater where music and dance programmes are held:

    http://www.shilparamam.org/

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  2. Yes you must go... if not to buy just to see... it s a nice, lively place to see and absorb the experience :) Shilparamam sounds like a beautiful place will check out the link.

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  3. Beautiful colours all over :) It´s a nice trip through your world :)

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  4. That was a lovely day and these handicrafts in all their hues never seem to amaze the eye.

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  5. This is lovely..I wish i was there:)

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  6. Hey! Sim, Just wanted to let you know I just used a picture from your last post about Second to none and I have credited and linked that picture to your blog.

    Also I so feel that you are so lucky to witness such beautiful bazaar's ...and we are blessed too , that we can see them through your eyes, though I sincerely wish I could be there to do some shopping :)
    By the way ....Did you get a chance to stop at the Kantha work stall...and if yes, do you know at what rate they were selling the Saris ??

    Keep posting we love it :)

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  7. Thank you Goodies for a pleasant life, Shanthi and Nayana!!
    Thanks Sharkara for all the lovely words and encouragement :) Will hop on over to your blog to read your latest post :) I didn't buy anything from the Kantha work stall and don't r'ber the prices. Sorry :(

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  8. So interesting.Must feel like a kid in a candy store !!:)would you be knowing when they this mela in Delhi ?

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  9. Luved the bell nd the jewelry,reminds me of DElhi haat :)

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  10. Absolutely lovely...wish I could have been there too:):)

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  11. I love it when handi-crafts from all over the country come under the same roof (may be not literally). India is a rich land and these pictures prove it!

    I am hosting my first link-up party - Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner. Would be glad to see some of your awesome posts there. See ya at the party.

    http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2011/08/celebrating-one-party-time.html

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  12. Did not realize you had already been, or would have asked you more about it !! Anyway getting a good view through your pics :). Hoping I can manage to get to it before it ends...

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  13. Sarmistha - That's exactly the feeling:)) You want to pick up everything from every shop! I am not sure about the dates but they do go to Delhi. You might want to check on their FB page.

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  14. Notyet100 - Don't know about Delhihaat, have not been there but it is very similar to Surajkund mela :)

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  15. Thanks Tanya! Will definitely try to put up some post and link in:)

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  16. Hey Aparna - Now that I think of it, I don't think I mentioned going there and we were talking about it right then ;) Happens I guess when we get together and blabber endlessly :o)

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  17. beautiful pics! I want to buy those work sarees and fabrics! sooo pretty! Nothing like that where i live (Canada)

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  18. Thanks for dropping by Jen! I know they look awesome... I wish I could just pick loads of them. Hope they plan to have such an exhibition in Canada sometime soon :)

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  19. You guys are so truly lucky to be surrounded by places like this... *sigh*.. I'd do anything!!

    I so so wanted that chain... the one with the sun.. I looked everywhere when in Kathmandu.. One of the vendors had it.. but she was far too expensive..

    I want so many things from here!! :-) so many!!

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  20. Awwww! I might go again this weekend Patty,want me to send across something?? *Not joking*

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  21. lovely and eye-candy photos....our INDIA...is so very colourful and beautiful...!!!

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  22. Thank you Nandita!! I love colours and hence the pictures :)

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  23. for all craft lovers one more site - www.dhonk.com

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  24. Thanks for linking. The party for this week - Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner - is on. Hope to see you there with latest posts.
    http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2011/08/tea-time-thursdays-2-and-features.html

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  25. i will miss this event as I land in Bangalore on 15th. Love going to such bazars while in India.

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  26. Sure Tanya will be there! Thanks for the invite :)
    Calindgirl - Hopefully there will be some more fairs coming up while you are here :)

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  27. Wow That is absolutely awesome..... It's such a pretty Kantha work pattern!

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