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“your people love art but do not sufficiently honour the handicraftsman”
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Ten day extravaganza to display many nature friendly crafts
Sampoorn Santhe ‘Back to Nature’ from 140 artisans for 10 days at Chitrakala Parishath is an Annual Program which normally comes in the month of June/ July of every Year

Appropriately named Sampoorn Santhe ‘Back to Nature’ (Sampoorn Nisarga Santhe), the 10 day
extravaganza offer's a spectacle wherein over 140 craft groups from 20 States would showcase their talent and wares that reflects the culture of our rich civilization. Craft demonstrations of lac bangle demo, madhubani painting, etc are a few highlights of this event and icing on the cake is a gourmet corner offering mouth watering organic cuisines that is bound to enhance gastronomical delight of hungry netizens.

Bengaluru would witness its 16th edition of Sampoorn Santhe ‘Back to Nature’ is open for public between 10.30 a.m. and 8.30 p.m. The event has been growing in popularity and stature with every passing edition and in the process contributing to the development of urban market for handicrafts. Santhe ‘Back to Nature’ has now become a much awaited event in the cultural calendar of the city.

Santhe ‘Back to Nature’ 2015 promises to be a veritable treasure house of indigenous techniques, textures and designs. The event, an epitome of tradition and modernity, presents a mind-boggling collection ranging from garments; soft furnishings; accessories; jewelry; toys and leather products to pottery; painting; gifts; and decorative items, which exemplifies traditional craft skills designed and coordinated by Sampoorn to suit contemporary lifestyle and tastes.

Discerning craft lovers could get a feel, flow & subtle variations of woven Tussar; Kota; Chanderi; Jamdani; Ikat; South Cotton; Khadi; Kutchi, Rajasthani Pattus, Kalamkari, Akola, Ajrak and Kanchivaram Prints. Also the allure of mirrored hand embroidery; block prints; woolen shawls; natural fiber products and folk art; the rugged vibrancy of Dhokra cast metal and ironware; terracotta pottery; silver & metal jewelry; and cane & bamboo furniture would only swell choice for the collectors. Add to this the natural goodness of organic food grains; soaps; handmade paper stationery; oils & preserves and much more - the whole experience even for a casual visitor promises to be exhilarating.

Craft groups showcasing their wares for the first time in Bangalore include traditional phad paintings from Rajasthan; terracotta from West Bengal; handmade herbal soaps from Jharkhand; exquisite patola sarees and tangalia craft from Gujarat; traditional pottery from Kutch; bodo weaving from Assam and intricate chikankari from Uttar Pradesh & much more...

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