Kilmora at Nature Bazaar
‘Kilmora’ brand, promoted by Kumaun Grameen Udyog has presented a very exciting range of their beautiful handmade products at Dastkar, Nature Bazaar from 19th to 30th November, 2015 at New Delhi.
Kilmora presented vibrant shawls, stoles & scarfs, garments, hand knitted goodies, culinary herbs, apricot oil and scrub, different kind of jams and a variety of chutneys.
Visitors enjoyed with plenty of food, folk dance performances, interesting craft demonstrations and arts & crafts from different parts of India.
Over 100+ craft groups, small producers & designers are showcased a wide range of hand-crafted lifestyle accessories, striking metal crafts, intricately carved decoratives, home furnishings, pottery, basketry, leather products, traditional paintings, an array of hand-woven textiles and much more from across India.
These products reflect not just the beauty of the art form but also the spirit and hardwork of the artisan who works day and night to create them.
Bringing together skills, crafts and craftspeople from around the nation, NATURE 2015 celebrated the richness and vitality of the earth, its products, colours and motifs. This year, the Horse has been the theme – Not only man’s friend but also a symbol of elegance and spirit. As an ancient proverb says– “Horses lend us the wings we lack. To ride a horse is to ride the sky.”
Kumaun Grameen Udyog was established as a Section 25 company by the Central Himalayan Rural Action Group (Chirag) in 1996. KGU contributes towards two major initiative of Chirag: a hospital in Sargakhet Village, a Primary School in Simayal Village with the aim of providing livelihood opportunities for the local community. KGU works with more than 200 artisans and sources from over 350 small farmers.
Sadhna-A Women’s Handicrafts Enterprise
Sadhna- A Women’s Handicrafts Enterprise, participated in the Nature Bazaar held at New Delhi from 19th to 30th November, 2015. Sadhna presented a very exciting range of products from women kurtis, stoles to shirt and kurtas for men, very beautiful bed covers, cushions, colourful table covers, handmade file folders, bags, and mesmerizing jewellery.
Nature Bazaar, is a joint initiative of DASTKAR, a leading Indian craft NGO, and Delhi Tourism which featured authentic crafts and craftspeople from all over India and the entire gamut of handmade, hand-woven, organic, herbal and recycled products. Skills and products range from wonderful handloom weaves, embroideries, and block prints to centuries-old traditions of bidri and dhokra metal craft or tribal Gond and Madhubani folk art. Garments, gifts, accessories and toys all come with the vibrant richness of India’s diverse handcraft traditions.
Sadhna A Women’s Handicraft Enterprise registered under the Mutual Benefit Trust Act, was started under the income generation programme of Seva Mandir (an NGO) in 1988, with the aim of providing an alternative means of livelihood to the women of rural, tribal and urban slum areas in southern Rajasthan. Sadhna is a member of Fair Trade Forum – India and WFTO also.