Paramparik Exhibition

Date: 19th to 22nd August, 2016
Venue: World Trade Centre, Expo Center (First Floor), Cuffe Parade, Mumbai
Time: 10.00 am to 7.00 pm (open to all)



The annual Paramparik Exhibition is celebrating its 20th year and will showcase some extraordinary creations of around 100 craftsmen under one roof. The exhibition is organized by Paramparik Karigar, an NGO, established by Roshan Kalapesi and Kamaladevi Chattopadhaya, The main objective of this NGO has been the preservation and promotion of traditional Indian arts, crafts and textiles; and to make people aware of the rich heritage of our country. The craftsmen use skills and techniques passed onto them through generations. They are keenly aware of 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. One of the major aims of Paramaparik Karigar is to ensure that the craftsmen’s remuneration is not inter-mediated by middlemen.

The organization blossomed and prospered under the able guidance of Roshan and takes pride in having over hundred permanent craft members selected on the basis of skilled traditional craftsmanship. To create further awareness amongst the younger generation, art craft and textile workshops are conducted every year during the exhibition in various schools and colleges and also for the public in collaboration with the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya. These workshops have gained popularity by each passing year as it gives an opportunity to learn directly from the masters as teachers who impart their knowledge to the students.

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