Monday, December 8, 2014

Snippets from the Handicrafts Fair 2014: Milan Mela, Kolkata

Hostshilpo mela which is arguably of the largest handicraft fair in India, and is held every year at the Milan Mela Grounds, Science City, Kolkata. With more than 4500 handicraft artists (Hosto Shilpi's from the various corners of Bengal) participating in this fair which is organised West Bengal State Government's Handicrafts Department, it is a warehouse of artistry, virtuosity, mastery and of course vibrancy. The timings are from 2 PM to 8.30 PM everyday, and entry is free. This year a special initiative was undertaken to promote the Micro & Small Scale Enterprises in West Bengal, highlighting their inherent talent and craftsmanship; it goes without saying that it is a riot of colours and a paradise for art-and-handicrafts-lovers. This year, the sales figures have been encouraging as well. Alright, I guess that's enough of information for now...let the pictures do the talking.

Vivid Highlights from the Poschim Bongo Hostoshilpo Mela 2014: The Collectors Edition
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Vivid Highlights from the Poschim Bongo Hostoshilpo Mela 2014: The Owl Couplet...
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Vivid Highlights from the Poschim Bongo Hostoshilpo Mela 2014: This is true romance....
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Vivid Highlights from the Poschim Bongo Hostoshilpo Mela 2014: Look at the talent...
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Vivid Highlights from the Poschim Bongo Hostoshilpo Mela 2014: The Element of Mystery...
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Vivid Highlights from the Poschim Bongo Hostoshilpo Mela 2014: Amazing levels of concentration
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Vivid Highlights from the Poschim Bongo Hostoshilpo Mela 2014: The Beautiful Bottle Art....
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Vivid Highlights from the Poschim Bongo Hostoshilpo Mela 2014: The Collection of beautiful Masks...
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Vivid Highlights from the Poschim Bongo Hostoshilpo Mela 2014: The Overdose of colours alright...
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Vivid Highlights from the Poschim Bongo Hostoshilpo Mela 2014: The brooding performers... ;)
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Vivid Highlights from the Poschim Bongo Hostoshilpo Mela 2014: The 'splashy' Set of Bangles...
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Vivid Highlights from the Poschim Bongo Hostoshilpo Mela 2014: The Endowed Masquerade 
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Vivid Highlights from the Poschim Bongo Hostoshilpo Mela 2014: The Family Tree... ;)
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Vivid Highlights from the Poschim Bongo Hostoshilpo Mela 2014: The Wedding Bells maybe?...
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Vivid Highlights from the Poschim Bongo Hostoshilpo Mela 2014: Oh!! The killer vibrancy...
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Vivid Highlights from the Poschim Bongo Hostoshilpo Mela 2014: The Fantastic talent...graceful!!
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Vivid Highlights from the Poschim Bongo Hostoshilpo Mela 2014: The well crafted Tablah Family...
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Vivid Highlights from the Poschim Bongo Hostoshilpo Mela 2014: The Faces of India...
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Vivid Highlights from the Poschim Bongo Hostoshilpo Mela 2014: The Rural Essence of Bengal...
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Vivid Highlights from the Poschim Bongo Hostoshilpo Mela 2014: Look at his expressive eyes...
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Vivid Highlights from the Poschim Bongo Hostoshilpo Mela 2014: Presenting my adorable lovelies...
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Vivid Highlights from the Poschim Bongo Hostoshilpo Mela 2014: The Colourful Lanterns on display..
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Vivid Highlights from the Poschim Bongo Hostoshilpo Mela 2014: There's art in poverty as well..
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