The Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India Ltd. (TRIFED), Ministry of Tribal Affairs is hosting an exhibition of traditional tribal art, artifacts, paintings, pottery, textiles, and organic natural products at the Crafts Bazaar (Hall 3) in New Delhi as part of the G-20 Leaders’ Summit at Bharat Mandapam. The exhibition will be held on September 9-10, 2023.
#Trifed showcases a wide range of traditional tribal art, artifacts, paintings, pottery, textiles, organic natural products and many more at @tribesindia pavilion at the Crafts Bazaar being organized at #G20India2023 meet at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi on 9th and 10th September 23 pic.twitter.com/6LePxnJNel
— TRIBES INDIA (@tribesindia) September 8, 2023
One of the highlights of the exhibition will be a live demonstration of Pithora art by Padma Shri awardee Paresh Rathwa. Pithora art is a traditional art form of the Rathwa, Bhilala, Naik, and Bhil tribes of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. It is a ritualistic art that is used to depict religious and cultural themes.
Pithora Art: An ancient tribal gem in Gujarat & MP, renowned for its vibrant hues goes beyond ornamentation. It's a sacred custom for propitiation, gratitude and marking auspicious occasions.
Shri Paresh Rathwa showcases his remarkable talent with a live demo at the #G20India2023 pic.twitter.com/Da8iq2izMb
— TRIBES INDIA (@tribesindia) September 9, 2023
Other art forms that will be on display include Gond painting from Madhya Pradesh, Saura painting from Odisha, Angora and Pashmina shawls from Leh-Ladakh and Himachal Pradesh, and colorful jewelry by the Konyak tribes of Nagaland.
The exhibition will also feature Maheshwari silk sarees from Madhya Pradesh and Eri silk from Assam. These textiles are known for their intricate designs and rich colors.
Dhokra jewelry, which is carved out of molten metals, beads, and glass, will also be on display. This traditional jewelry is known for its ethnic and exotic designs.
The exhibition is a great opportunity to learn about the rich and diverse cultures of India’s tribal communities. It is also a chance to purchase unique and handcrafted souvenirs.
The Meena tribal artisans of Rajasthan are known for their delicate metalwork, especially the Ambabari craft. This craft involves enameling, which is the art of decorating a metal surface with colorful designs. The resulting products are beautiful and graceful, and they add a touch of traditional elegance to any home.
TRIFED, the Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India Ltd., promotes a variety of natural products from tribal communities across India. These products include Araku Valley coffee, honey, cashews, rice, and spices. They are all of high quality and are a great way to support tribal artisans and their communities.
The Tribes India pavilion at the G-20 Leaders’ Summit showcases the rich diversity of India’s tribal cultures. It features a wide range of products, from traditional handicrafts to natural foods. The pavilion is a great place to learn about tribal cultures and to support the work of tribal artisans.