2 Dec 2013

“Aadishilp” - The National Tribal Crafts Mela takes off at Dilli Haat

Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Shri V. Kishore Chandra Deo
Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Shri V. Kishore Chandra Deo inaugurate the “Adishilp: the National Tribal Craft Mela in New Delhi today. 

Organized by TRIFED at Dilli Haat the 11 day mela showcases the unique and exquisite tribal arts and crafts of the country. 

The main objective of organizing Aadishilp is to give tribal artisans an opportunity to showcase and sell their traditional art and craft works directly to the customers and get their feedback which would help in having valuable design related and other inputs. 

It provides them a platform for direct interface with art and craft lovers, share their talent with the urban elite and know the customers taste and preferences for adapting their product designs and creations accordingly. 

About 150 tribal artisans from all over the country are participating in this Exhibition. Craft handi items, handloom products, dry flowers, cane & bamboo products, tribal jewellery, dhokra craft, tribal weaves & embroidery, tribal paintings and lot more will be presented by these artisans. 

TRIFED has also initiated a new concept of sourcing tribal products, by way of organizing Tribal Artisan Melas (TAMs) to identify new artisans and products from different regions and it is hosting a string of tribal art shows called ‘Aadi Chitra’- exclusive exhibitions of tribal paintings, in the major cities of the country . 

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