Craft Melas attract me in a special way. The riot of colours, the variety of forms, interacting with the artisans, touching the fabrics and absorbing the designs-- all are very therapeutic. And bargaining is an additional attraction!!
Here are glimpses from my recent sojourn to such a mela at Bandra in Mumbai.
|Embroidered and appliqued bedspreads|
|Embossed leather handbag from Shantiniketan|
|More such bags|
|Ceramic Napkin-holders, pots and mugs|
|Cute leather purses|
|Stool made of clay|
|An earthen elephant with an intricate work|
|Giraffe, dogs, frogs,tortoise....|