An exhibition of 40 different types of handlooms and handicrafts, reflecting the Traditional Skill, Colour and Creativity of Indian Weavers and Artisans

Hast Karigar Society, Delhi based NGO brings to Mumbai, yet another edition of its very successful annual event – Impressions. In its 9th Year, the exhibition has on display & sale 40 different types of handlooms, traditional weaves, handicraft & art that reflect the Traditional Skill, Colour and Creativity of our Weavers and Artisans from over 20 Indian states.

When: October 5 to 9th, 2017, 10.30 am to 7 pm daily
Where: Coomaraswamy Hall, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Fort

National Awardee Artists like Akshaya Kumar Bakiri (Pattachitra) from Orissa, Lajvanti (Phoolkari) from Punjab & State Awardee Artists like Dileep Sharma (Gond Painting), MP, Raj Kumar (Sanhanari Block Printing) Rajashthan, D Lakshmamma (Kalamkari) Andhra Pradesh, Haider Pammi (Chikan) Uttar Pradesh and Annjanappa (Leather Puppet) Andhra Pradesh among many others will be showcasing their traditional weaves, art & craft at the exhibition. Traditional artists, jewelry makers, handloom weavers, craftspeople and hand block printers from all over India are participating in this exhibition expressing their skills weaved in motifs and symbols.

This year’s exhibition will showcase a collection of hand-woven organic cotton (Popala, Karnataka) tussar and silk and khadi sarees, dupatta, stoles, and fabrics from Benaras, Bhagalpur, Chanderi, Phulia, Sambalpur (Ikkat), Phalodi, Machilipatnam, and Kutch. Laheria, Shibori, Kalamkari, Indigo and Tie and Dye using vegetable and natural colors are the attractions this year. Sanganer, Bagru, Dabu, Ajrak, and Machilipatnam hand block prints on sarees, dupattas, stoles, fabric and home furnishings will combine traditional shades of colors with a fusion of intricately cut traditional and contemporary designs and patterns.

Pattachitra, Miniature art, and Madhubani painting, Lambani, Kantha, Rabari, Ari, Desert embroidery, Chikan, and Applique will reflect the skill of deft hands of our women artisans. Colorful dupattas, stoles, and wrap-around adorned with handcrafted traditional motifs, woven by the Rabha tribal women residing in the forests of North Bengal will be stunning to look at. A unique collection of handcrafted Lambani jewelry, leather bags, and candles from Pondicherry, Dhokra from Chhattisgarh, leather puppets and lampshades and block printed stationery will be colorful and a joy to look at and buy.

All proceeds from the sales go directly to the artisans and are used in the upliftment of the Rabha tribal women residing in the forests of North Bengal.