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Celebrating Indian art and craft

AGE CORRESPONDENT
Published : Aug 8, 2016, 10:00 pm IST
Updated : Aug 8, 2016, 10:00 pm IST

Roshan Kalapesi and Kamaladevi Chattopadhaya had established the NGO, Paramaparik Karigar, with the primary objective of preserving and promoting traditional Indian arts, crafts and textiles.

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Roshan Kalapesi and Kamaladevi Chattopadhaya had established the NGO, Paramaparik Karigar, with the primary objective of preserving and promoting traditional Indian arts, crafts and textiles. However, what they soon realised was ‘traditional’ doesn’t necessarily need to be divorced from innovation. And as the NGO marks 20 years of its existence, they will be celebrating this confluence of traditional and modern with a unique exhibition of Indian arts and crafts.

“The idea was to make people aware of the rich heritage of our country. Our craftsmen use skills and techniques passed onto them through generations. However, what they are keenly aware of is the need to keep their craft alive, which is why they constantly experiment with new concepts and develop innovative designs that appeal to the modern urban consumer while still retaining the essence of traditional art.”

Paramparik Karigar has been holding exhibitions, auctions, workshops and seminars regularly over the years. The exhibition also pushes forward the NGO’s aim to ensure that the craftsmen’s remuneration is not mediated by a third party.

From August 19 to 22, 10 am to 7 pm, World Trade Centre,Expo Center (First Floor),Cuffe Parade