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Craft Works, an artisanal bazaar will be hosted at Institute Menezes Baraganza on November 17 and 18 aimed at promoting handmade products and empowering women to get creative


Craft Works, an artisanal bazaar, a craft fair curated by Aira Mirchandani and Monica Dalvi is all set to bring together women artisans across age groups and from different walks of life, with one thing in common – a passion for art, love for handmade and skills in creativity. This is a platform for the women to showcase their talents and all the hard work that they have put in to create these products.

These women are talented creative and unique, with a few self help groups also participating in the initiative. While Monica makes several items in fabric, here one can also find crochet jewellery with intricate work, besides, bookmarks and coasters. Items made from fabric like bibs, booties and soft toys, wine bottle gift bags, etc can also be found. Aira on the other hand specialises in items made from felt. From Christmas ornaments and elf boots embellished with ribbon embroidery, she also makes bags and purses from upcycled jeans.

78-years-old Angela is a specialist in tricot. This is a form of needlework that uses 5 needles and thread. This dying art form is intricate and beautiful. Emy works with fish scales to create objects of art in a manner that is time consuming and needs skill and patience.

Besides, there will also be handmade candles and body and beauty products like scrubs and creams. Décor products made with ceramics and cold ceramics like fridge magnets, key chains, diary covers, Christmas decor, bowls, will be on display. In Jewellery you can opt for fabric, ceramic, crochet, etc.

Aimed at preserving the environment, the exhibition will also have several kinds of shopping bags made from fabric – perfect to carry, reusable, washable and sturdy. Also, there is a wide variety of products available in decoupage work and home décor items. These products are ideal as gifting options too.

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