Pakshi: Birds in Crafts of South India- Exhibition and Sale

(28 – 30 January 2005) Bangalore The Crafts Council of Karnataka in collaboration with Ganjam by Design held an exhibition ‘Pakshi-Birds in Crafts of South in India’ between 28-30 January 2005 at the Leela Galleria, Leela Palace Hotel, Bangalore. Pakshi– Birds in Crafts of South India represented the best artistic interpretations of birds in the classical and contemporary crafts of South India, with a special emphasis on Karnataka. The interpretation of avian themes was presented by employing a variety of crafts like stone–ware, wood-work, metal-ware, terracotta and textiles produced by master- crafts persons. A related event was a crafts bazaar, featuring a sale of crafts of South India, with the central theme of “birds”, many of them commissioned for this event.

KUTEERA – EXHIBITION AND SALE OF CRAFTS

(15 - 23 FEBRUARY 2005) Bangalore

The Crafts Council of Karnataka organised Kuteera, Exhibition and Sale of crafts, at the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, in which 23 craftspersons from across the country participated.

The exhibition was inaugurated by Smt. G, Latha Krishna Rao, I.A.S Secretary, Industries and Commerce, Government of India.

The exhibition and sale was sponsored by the Office of the Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, New Delhi

VASTRABHARANA 2004

(01 - 05 OCTOBER 2004) Bangalore

The Crafts Council of Karnataka’s annual flag ship event,Vastrabharana - Exhibition and Sale of hand- crafted textiles was held at the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath between 01-05 October 2004.

GOMBE HABBA

(01-05 OCTOBER 2004) BENGALURU The Crafts Council of Karnataka presented an exhibition “Gombe Habba” at the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath from 01 October-05 October,2004 a Dassera festival tradition. It featured, traditional and contemporary dolls including the rare, large sized Nilla Gowri Dolls that belong to the "Gombe Thotti" tradition of the Mysore Palace during the time of the Wodeyar Rulers.