Lying beneath the blanket of globalization and modernization is the heart and soul of the simplicity of the Indian Culture. The artforms, handmade products, the ‘Desi’ snacks and fine jewelry is something that is away from the running and crashing city life. Such a tranquil yet peppy ensemble of the culture of various states and their cities can be seen at the Shilpgram Utsav every year in the month of December.
The fest has managed to celebrate its mesmerizing and lively appearance for decades in the same month from 21st Dec to 30th Dec. This 10-day fiesta attracts people from different parts of the world to gather and witness artisans and craftsmen from entire India. Every evening a cultural program is organized at the Shilpgram amphitheater. The bazaar starts around 12 noon where craftsmen showcase handloom, handicraft, jute, silk, pashmina, pure wool, Kashmiri clothes, eco-friendly items and so much more.
This year, at the Shilgram Utsav 2017, 600 folk artists from 18 states and 400 craftsmen from 21 states are going to entice you with their strikingly wonderful art and craft. The first-day entry from 3 pm was free for the general masses, unlike other days when the entry is ticketed.
The beauty of these stalls is that it draws the attention of every age group. In between these crafts and food stalls lies the essence of the fair- the artists performing folk songs and playing folk instruments. One shall find astounding performances by Rajasthani men and women playing instruments, singing, acting out roles and clowns or imposters roaming- the fair is an amalgamation of so much happening!
The food court serves great food for the people coming to the fair. As Shilpgram is a mammoth place sprawling in acres, one cannot walk miles without munching something. The food stalls will serve you some delicacies like ‘Makkhan Malai’ and ‘Raab’.
This 10 day fair is surely a ‘must visit’ for the local people as well as people from other parts of the country.
Here is the schedule of the programs for the next 9 days.
The beauty of India lies in its people, their indigenous art which makes them distinguished and gives them their identity. The beauty of Shilgram is in the feel of the searing sun and the aroma of the Rajasthani Land.
Enjoy the 10 days at the Shilpgram Utsav!