Vision & Mission
Languishing crafts find a patron - Traditional or folk art is a reflection of history and cultural roots of a society. But with time such art and craft has lost its glory and simplicity against the fast pace of modern world. Across India, traditional folk art and culture face threat of extinction. Lifestyle changes have deprived the folk art forms of their context, traditional promoters and audience.
Surajkund International crafts Mela aims to revive and revitalize such vanishing folk art forms as a means of sustainable livelihood by bring such artisans to the limelight. This very foundation and the purpose of Surajkund International Crafts Mela makes it stand apart from the other art and culture fairs. It offers an enlightening interface between the visitors and the practitioners of languishing crafts. As the patron of these fading arts and crafts, the Mela goes many steps ahead to bring visitors from all generations close to these crafts persons.
The vision is to rejuvenate the dying folk art forms on the verge of extinction, facilitate perpetuation of skills and make them more acceptable for present day audience.
Treasures of unheard art and craft are exhibited at the Mela. Artisans from remotest corners bring the most fascinating forms of folk creativity. Ganjappa Cards -cards made of cotton cloth with stone-base, cow dung toys, Warli Painting of Maharashtra, the mirror art from kerela or Manipur’s elegant embroidery known as Saphee Lanphee on shawls, there is a fascinating trail of tradition and art from every corner of India.