How Sampoorn Santhe is bringing nature back into a one-stop bazaar at Kalakshetra Foundation
Sampoorn Santhe returns to Chennai for the 10th edition of its curated bazaar, displaying handcrafted and handwoven products with the theme ‘Back to Nature’, celebrating trees and nature. The products will have various kinds of prints with a fusion of tradition and modernity, and will be displayed at Kalakshetra Foundation. Bringing together more than 100 crafts groups from 17 states, the Bangalore-based NGO is laying an emphasis on designs by craftsmen from regions like Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and even Manipur.
“National award winner Mukul Joshi popular for his expertise in the folk art of Phad and Bhilwara paintings from Rajasthan, Odisha-based UNESCO award winner Akshaya Kumar Bariki, known for his work with Pattachitra art will also be a part of the bazaar,” says Sudarshan KC, event organiser and treasurer with Sampoorn. The exhibition will see Manipur’s Black Stone Pottery, who will showcase traditional cooking ware. With attention to detail, the craftsmen have highlighted their techniques through subtle variations in handwoven Tussar, Chanderi’s, Khadi, Kutchi, among others. The woollen shawls, natural fibre products and folk art are not the only products, but the rugged vibrancy of Dhokra cast metal and ironware is also on display with terracotta pottery.
Products are available from Rs 100 to Rs 2,00,000.From today till October 14.
At Kalakshetra Foundation.