Indian Textiles @ Bharatiya Craft Mela

Sharing some pictures of traditional Indian textiles like handloom textiles,  Bengali cottons/silks, Chikankari and brocade that were exhibited in a Craftmela (craft exhibition) took place in Bengaluru, on the occasion of Indian Independence Day.

Bhaarata! Bharatavarsha! Jambudweepa! 

Tianzhu (Tenjiku)! Hind! Hindustan! Hodu! India!

All the above names are of our motherland!

Multiple traditions, hundreds of languages, vast variety of traditional arts… Geographical diversity… 

All colour our nation vividly that is unique with its geographical diversity…

Proud to be Indian!

Happy Independence day!

Dear Tantu Enthusiast,

We had celebrated first ever Handloom Day last week on 7th August, 2015. As we know, there are many world famous textiles native to India. I had been to a Textile exhibition on 1st March, 2015 in Bengaluru. I was happy to find a good collection of handloom cotton shirts, Bengali cotton/silk saris, brocades, Chikankari suits/saris by sellers from various parts of India. They were traditional yet very fashionable. The price range was very reasonable. Below are some photographs clicked at Bharatiya Craftmela, enjoy!

Indian Traditional Textiles - Chikankari, Brocade. Chikankari and Handloom respectively

Indian Traditional Textiles – Chikankari, Brocade. Chikankari and Handloom respectively

Proud Indians in Textile industry - Bengali Cotton, Handloom, Chikankari and Brocade respectively

Proud Indians in Textile industry – Bengali Cottons/silks, Handloom, Chikankari and Brocade respectively


A nature lover and dreamer who expresses herself as an artist, fashion designer and blogger. Persued B.Sc fashion design at Karavali College (Mangaluru University 2003 - 2006) with first rank. Former lecturer for fashion designing at Gloria College, Puttur for five years (2006-2011). Blogger since 2013.


  1. Lovely pictures. Happy Independence Day!

  2. So colourful and so beautiful Sindhoooo. Cheers 🙂

  3. Nice :). I like the arrangement of sarees Sindhoo. So colorful and vibrant 🙂

  4. beautiful … reminds me of the days when i was living in our village I would see aunts and mom making such beautiful creations .. Trying to build their dowry.. making fulkari’s and bedsheets etc etc

  5. Is chikankari the same as Lucknowi? I love their shades. I find both very cool against the skin and ideal for Indian summers

  6. That looks so pretty and colourful!

  7. Oh WOW! Beautiful textiles and so much colour! Amazing! I am green with jealousy about your Craftmela, Sindhu 😀 😀 … but thank you so much for sharing! (I think I will add your post to my Pinterest board soon!) Best Wishes, Peggy 🙂

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