New Delhi: The last two days of the National Tribal festival “Aadi Mahotsav” have seen a major increase in footfall as Delhiites are doing their best to enjoy rich tribal craft, culture and cuisine.
As the fortnight-long Mahotsav comes to a close in Delhi, residents are rushing to this vibrant place. Celebrating the spirit of tribal ways of life, the Aadi Mahotsav showcases and has on display and for sale a vast range of tribal handlooms, handicrafts, artefacts and natural produce.
Tribal artists have also been enthralling the audiences with their colourful performances. Other than this, a focus has also been to expose the urban Delhi audiences to earthy tribal cuisine at Aadi Vyanjan.
Aadi Mahotsav is a mini-India; more than 1000 From paintings be it in the Warli style or Pattachitras; Dokra jewellery to bead necklaces from the Wancho and Konyak tribes of the North-East; from famous Toda embroidery of the South to Eri silks from Assam; from colourful puppets and children’s toys to traditional weaves such as Dongria shawls, Kota Doria from Rajasthan; from iron craft from Bastar to bamboo craft and cane furniture; pottery such as blue pottery and Longpi pottery from Manipur, the festival is a feast for the senses.
The Aadi Mahotsav- A Celebration of the Spirit of Tribal Crafts, Culture and Commerce is on at Dilli Haat, INA, New Delhi till the 15th February, 2021 from 11 am to 9 pm.