14-day “Hunar Haat” Fair to begin on 14 Nov ’18 in New Delhi
The “Hunar Haat”, a trade fair which will provide market and opportunity to Master Artisans and Craftsmen, will be held from 14-27 November 2018 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. “Hunar Haat” is being organised across the country by the Ministry of Minority Affairs. The “Hunar Haat” to be held at Pragati Maidan, is a part of series of “Hunar Haat”, being organised in various parts of the country under a mission to provide market and opportunity to master artisans and craftsmen.
Master artisans, including a large number of women artisans, from across the country are participating in the “Hunar Haat”. The artisans will bring with them very exquisite pieces of Handicraft & Handloom work products like Ajarakh, Bagh print, Bandhej, Barmer Ajrakh & Applique, Bidriware, Cane and Bamboo, Carpet, Chanderi, Chaniya Choli, Chikankari, Copper Bell Product, Copperware, Ceramic Products, Dry Flowers, Gota Pati, Handloom & Home Furnishings from different parts of the country. Products such as Jute Craft, Lac stone studded Bangles, Lacquerware, Linen Products, Metalware, Mudwork, Mulberry Silk, Paithani Silk, Phulkari, Punjabi Jutti, Zari Bags, etc will also be available there. For the first time, products from Chhattisgarh and Namda and Chinnon Silk of Jammu & Kashmir will also be available.
The employment oriented programmes of the Central Government like “Hunar Haat” has significantly encouraged and promoted the rich traditional heritage of master artisans who had been marginalised for a long time. During the last one year, “Hunar Haat”, organised at various parts of the country, has been successful in providing employment and marketing opportunities to more than 150000 artisans and other people associated with them. The target is to provide employment and marketing opportunities to about 5 lakh people through “Hunar Haat”.
Earlier, “Hunar Haat” had been organised at Allahabad (Sept, 2018), at Pragati Maidan (2016, 2017) and Baba Kharak Singh Marg (2017, 2018) New Delhi; at Puducherry (2017, 2018) and at Mumbai (2017). “Hunar Haat” will be organised in Mumbai in December 2018), Baba Kharak Singh Marg, New Delhi in January 2019 and Goa in February 2019.