112. Surajkund Crafts Mela

by Soubhagya Sagar Behera February. 05, 2010 4269 views

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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Pandka 7 years, 3 months ago

4# is my fav!

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Lucy Griffith 7 years, 3 months ago

Nice set Soub!

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Kedar Muley 7 years, 3 months ago

entire set is very good. But, #1 steals the show.

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Justgood 7 years, 3 months ago

I like the shot of this craftsman!

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Pegah & Gelareh 7 years, 3 months ago

Wow awesome set!

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Jose 7 years, 3 months ago

great captures man

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Livelovelaugh 7 years, 3 months ago

All gorgeous. :)

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Agnes Felber 7 years, 3 months ago

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.

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 7 years, 3 months ago

Have loods of fun!!

Great post you have here!!!
Last of wonderful shots!!

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Pickledherring 7 years, 3 months ago

Love #2 and have a great vacation.

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Jennye 7 years, 3 months ago

great set!!...enjoy your vacation!!

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Varun Rajaram 7 years, 3 months ago

#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

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Fali 7 years, 3 months ago

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

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Kodachromelives 7 years, 3 months ago

outstanding set

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Protos 7 years, 3 months ago

woow, i very like the second! :---D

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Brian 7 years, 3 months ago

Nice scenes from the fair. I really like #2.

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Ricardo 7 years, 3 months ago

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

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Gerd Korts 7 years, 3 months ago

Awesome set, have a nice vacation

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Huiching 7 years, 3 months ago

Very interesting. My fav is the first one with nice composition and angle!!

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Paula 7 years, 3 months ago

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

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Marsha 7 years, 3 months ago

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

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Kaitlyn 7 years, 3 months ago

Have a wonderful time. Looking forward to hearing where you went.

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Milton Jacob 7 years, 3 months ago

cool experience!

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Michael Sakowicz 7 years, 3 months ago

Excellent. Safe travels and have a great time.

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
Eiram 7 years, 3 months ago

Have a great vacation!!
take care and bring many photos:))

7 years, 3 months ago Edited
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