Thatta Kedona” shines at Daachi Arts and Crafts Exhibition
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
A three day grand cultural event ended successfully on Monday, 14th of November at Lahore Grande, after celebrating the rich and colourful Pakistani culture for three full days. Daachi Arts and Crafts Exhibition took place from 12th to 14th November and was organised by Daachi Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation, which was established in Lahore in 2010 and aims to preserve and promote the culture and heritage of Pakistan. The theme this year was “sustainable Lifestyle”.
There were dozens of stalls, where exhibitors presented the vast variety of their handmade objects ranging from carpets, shawls, clothes, bags and shoes to wall hangings, decoration pieces, salt lamps and recycled paper.
“Thatta Kedona” - a project of Anjuman-e-Falah-e-Aama based in the village “Thatta Ghulamka Dhiroka”, District Okara, was one of the most prominent exhibitors at this exhibition. Amidst the clay pots, truck art themed souvenirs, handmade jewelry, bags and clothes, “Thatta Kedona” was presenting its colourful village toys, including stuffed dolls adorned in traditional clothes, adorable little earrings with tiny traditional dolls hanging from them, and similar miniature finger puppets and pencil holders.
Farzana Zahoor, representing “Thatta Kedona” told that the participation at this festival was a big success for the project. She said that the visitors were not only interested in different types of ethnic dolls but also in tin toys such as mini rikshaws and mini trucks.
Daachi Foundation is successfully promoting the rich Pakistani heritage, the incredible talent of the indigenous craftsmen and their remarkable local crafts. “Thatta Kedona” is looking forward to the next Daachi Exhibition, which will take place in April 2017.
posted by Omar M. Ali @ 1:09 PM,
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