Ethnic Delhi

14th Nov 2014

Driving towards pragati maidan on a Sunday morning I happen to discover this place called the national handicrafts and handlooms museum (Crafts Museum). I am sure every Delhieght would have crossed that road but we tend to miss out this awesome location facing the old fort and standing there since 1956.Accessible by local transport and Pragati Maidan Metro Station its managed by the Government of India under the supervision of the Ministry of Textiles, the Museum is a huge complex which homes numerous craft -work both traditional and creative ranging from terracotta horses, pottery, wood carvings, metal-ware crafting, image and toys sculpturing, Folk paintings and tribal textiles and handmade jewelry from Bihar, West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh etc. Crafts Museum offers you the serene calmness that the city can’t, there is a section imitating Indian villages, walk further and you will notice a big temple chariot that is bound to attract your attention. Next to it is the Tribal and Folk Arts Gallery, Bhuta Sculpture Section, Ritual Craft Section, Courtly Craft and Textile Section. Surprisingly amidst the entire cultural aura you would find an open elite restaurant “lota” that attracts a lot of international crowd and serves the best teas and coffees. All in all this 5 acre spread area truly recreates the themes of “rural India”