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112. Surajkund Crafts Mela

I went to the Surajkund Mela(Fair/carnival) today. Traditional craftsman (artists, painters, weavers and sculptors) from all parts of the country participate in this annual celebration named as the “Surajkund Crafts Mela” or “Surajkund designer’s Village”.

Designer items created by 50 best designers and craftsmen in wood, metal, bamboo, iron, glass, textiles and stone can be seen here.
This Mela (fair) is visited by lovers of arts and crafts from all over the world.
This fair was first started in 1987. The fair is held with a different theme every year on Indian culture and craft. The theme, specific to a state of India, this year Rajasthan, is depicted at the entrance to the Mela grounds and provides an ambience of that particular state with characteristic colors, materials, architecture, furniture and decorations.

The crafts on display in the stalls (400) is of particular crafts of that state.
The Mela also includes a food festival covering some of the popular cuisines from different parts of the country. Entertainment in the form of famous rhythms and dance of folk theatre are also held here during the festival.


PS: I am off to another week long vacation, where to I will tell when I come back. I will be missing a lot of awesome photos, but I guess on returning I too will have many experiences to share, and hopefully, unlike my last trip, less than 4000 pics. :)
Have a nice week my friends!

Eagle eating the serpent…

Love in still life!

Deep in work

“He is my man.., and he is no child on the dance floor!”

“The road to exit, with overhead decorations”

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    • # Agnes Felber

      Hey, Soub! I was also away and I am just now trying to catch up. I am glad I found this post. I just love that pair! I took it into my album of favorites.
      Hope you have a good time.

      2010.02.09 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Varun Rajaram

      #1 is really one that stands out.The patterns that the curtains make are outstanding in the background.Good work! I wanna really come down to the Northeast

      2010.02.07 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Fali

      i love surajkund's mela..thanks for sharing these :)
      are there more?

      2010.02.06 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Ricardo

      wow!
      4# is excellent!
      I love how you show indian culture to us :)
      I praticulary like it ;)

      2010.02.06 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Paula

      beautiful shots, you captured the creativity. wondering where you are off to! have a great trip, look forward to seeing the pics.

      2010.02.06 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Marsha

      Sounds like a festival full of very talented and creative people! I love events like that.....very, very well-captured!!

      2010.02.06 Edited Reply Cancel