Two Days Dastkaarii Handicraft & Lifestyle Exhibition witnesses massive footfall amidst pomp and galore

Lucknow:  Ahead of Rakshabandhan in the month of Sawan, the tenth season of Dastkaarii Handicrafts and Lifestyle Exhibition was organized on 23rd and 24th July to drench Lucknowites with the artistic rain of handicrafts and latest lifestyle products from across the country.
The chief guest of this grand exhibition  organized by ‘Dastkaarii’ at ‘Regnant Hotel’ located in Nirala Nagar was Yamini Misra founder/director Slow Bazaar by Neelesh Misra. The 10th edition of the Dastkaarii Handicrafts and Lifestyle Exhibition  enthralled the audience with an amazing range of indie products along with artisan gallery, live music, live calligraphy, tarot card reading and nukkad natak by Meesha’s Theatre who  performed on Mind Health Awareness.
Richa Gupta, Founder, Dastkaarii said that this exhibition is  organized to provide high quality handicrafts and lifestyle products to the residents of Lucknow before Rakshabandhan and Teej festivals. Selected fashion collections and handicraft items from different states of India  had stalls in this special exhibition and the residents of Lucknow were able to see and buy artistic and fashion products under one roof. Special outfits, handcrafted and hand-painted home decor and home furnishing items to give a special look to your homes along with other fashion products and jewellery can also be purchased. All types of goods from traditional to modern will be available in this exhibition and the latest collection will also be available here according to the upcoming festival season.
Artisan’s Products Right in Your Hands
The visitors found products by ‘Rekh’, which is famous for block printed apparel and household items from rural women artisans of Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan. Along with this, people got to see the collection of artisans from Kutch, Gujarat on ‘Ajrakh by Yasin Khatri’, ‘Agarwal Toys Emporium’ from Varanasi for wooden hand-painted toys, ‘Leather Puppetry Artisan’ of Andhra Pradesh, ‘Firoza Moonj Craft’ from Prayagraj, Chikankari Clutches & Potli etc. by ‘Lucknow Fab’. Other participants of the exhibition included Taaga India, Fyoli Haat, Silai Machine, Sri Nath Ji Jewellers, House of Ginija, Gardener’s Gadget, Hemang’s Exclusive, Date with Food, Anubhuti, Dastagiri and many other big names.
Fashion, jewellery and home decor items
The exclusive exhibition  featured a select range of cotton, silk, linen sarees and block print fabrics as well as designer apparels adorned with Gotapatti, Zari, Zardozi work. Apart from this, hand crafted, hand painted decor items will be a special attraction, while handmade jewellery, silver jewellery, all handicrafts products will also be be available for sale.
Richa Gupta, Founder, Dastkaarii says that the idea of Dastkaarii was conceived with an aim to satisfy our creative desire and love for handicrafts. We try to bring the handicrafts from the culturally rich states of India under one roof. This is the 10th edition of Dastkaarii and our aim is to make it the best ever. There was a vast array of products from over 50 brands and budding artisans.
Help a Nobel Cause
According to Richa Gupta, Founder and Director of Dastkaarii, the exhibition feels privileged to be associated with charitable NGOs for its social cause. The visitors will be able to purchase special handicraft products made by Eeshwar Child Welfare Foundation, an NGO working for the support of mothers of cancer patient kids. Another NGO from Bhopal, M.P. named ‘Ekjut’, working with rehabilitation of sex workers, will be displaying handpainted sarees and dupattas.
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