CRAFT MAPS OF INDIA
24 Craft Maps representing and describing each State of India have been created and Published by the Samiti at an estimated cost of 70 lakh Rupees. The Map Exhibition was held at Dilli Haat 2005 inaugurated by President Abdul Kalam, in the presence of Pundit Ravi Shankar and Anjolie Ella Menon. It was then taken to the Frankfurt Book Fair where India was guest of honor. In India it was taken to Kalakshetra in Chennai and National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.
Half the Map exhibition was taken to Dilli Haat at Trafalgar Square in 2005 India’s arts and crafts, it’s fabulous handmade textiles, its vast range of popular food, herbal offerings and yoga for the health and beauty conscious, organic produce for those who care not only for their health but a sustainable environment as well, classical and folk dances, music for all ages-old and new creativity, the endless variety of what a tourist can find at Dilli Haat, was packed and presented with finesse by Delhi Tourism and taken to London. Two Workshops were held in London after the event. These were at Cockpit Arts and the Nehru Centre.
Dastkari Haat Samiti, flamboyantly integrated its artistic Craft Maps, Beautiful graphics in an exhibit conceived by Jaya Jaitly, the Samiti’s president, to portray the boundless variety of Indian craft traditions.
Finally the Maps were donated to Crafts Museum, New Delhi. Its value is approximately 70 lakhs.