KOCHI: ‘Impressions', is an exhibitons that showcases traditional style weaves and hand-created block prints and this exhibition is ready to be revealed in the city again.
Prearranged by Hast Karigar Society, an NGO started by a cluster of artisans, and social activists based in Delhi, the exhibition named ‘Impressions’ will feature a aesthetically pleasing array of artwork from over 36 artisans from a variety of regions across India. This shall be their 2nd exhibition based in Kochi – which will be showcased at Gangothri Hall, Rajaji Road.
A variety of painters, weavers, jewellers, craftsmen and a number of hand-created block printers will take part.
This includes an extremely unique collection of weaves, hand-made jewellery, and a variety of embroidery from the tribal areas of West Bengal, Karnataka and Orissa. This also includes an array of breath-taking collections of contemporary printed fabrics, embroidery and pieces printed with intricately detailed designs created with the colourful and traditional hand block prints, will be on display. Handcrafted pieces include Madhubani paper paintings, machine toys, a variety of stationery from Bihar, flasks and wall hangings originated from Orissa, colourful stationery and material bags completed with hand designed block prints from Haryana, unique leather work on brightly coloured lamp shades, wood based combs, bracelets and games from Uttar Pradesh.
There shall also be an exquisite and gorgeous collection of garments including saris, dupattas, scarves, salwar suits, shirts, kurtas, fabrics, bedding, cushions, cloth, leather bags, and accessories will also be available.
Most of the items available are environment-friendly, claims society members trust in sustainable and economic production where renewable resources are used.
The ‘Hast Karigar’ Society has been hosting annual exhibitions in Mumbai and Bangalore a few years, to refashion a popular market that showcases a variety of Indian tradition and heritage.