Dastkar is a society for craftspeople based out of India.The organisation conducts various exhibitions and melas to bring the work of craftspeople to a common platform in an organized manner. I had been to one of Dastkar’s recent exhibitions at Chennai and loved it! A glimpse of what I got to see is here…Carvings of various deities on wood are on display. Wood of different colors and in various dimensions have been used.One of my favorites is this work showing Lord Vishnu in his famous sleeping posture. Even minute details have been done to perfection. We got one such carving for our home too – just couldn’t resist!
Baskets, table mats and coasters on display in this shop… And here is another favorite of mine… madhubani paintings. Such a beautiful and diverse collection of paintings these guys had!! Not only Hindu deities, aspects of nature, scenes from history were also brought on to the canvas.
Aah… what can beat this bronze sculpture’s beauty?!! Even the minutest detail has been done to perfection. It was hard to stop gazing at this piece – but then…the work comes with a matching price as well!
Colorful hand-woven baskets..
Decorative lamps in different colors and designs…