Heritage 365 to start on November 25

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Neemrana Music Foundation is to hold here the festival Heritage 365, bringing together craftsmen and fashion designers under one roof, promoting garments and textiles, gems and jewellery.

Taking place at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here from Friday, the festival will focus on states Rajasthan, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.

The exhibition will bring together 130 handpicked participants with the focus on revival of textiles and crafts from nationally honoured craftsmen and weavers.

Heritage 365 has also collaborated with the Embassy of Italy in India. The association will promote the exchange of ideas, revival of the arts and crafts and heritage tourism. It will also take forward the shared interest in the preservation and promotion of culture and heritage.

Sharing the platform will be Fashion Design Council Of India’s designers like Sanjay Garg, Gaurav Jai Gupta, Aneeth Arora, Sunita Shanker and Swati Kalsi, who use age-old techniques with a contemporary twist.

A designers’ enclosure has been set up for FDCI members to exhibit and sell their garments and accessories. Traditional kundan, polki and silver jewellery will be on display along with contemporary fashion accessories.

Also being presented are selected handicrafts, objects d’art, hand tufted carpets, lacquer products, blue pottery, miniature and gond art.

Craftsmen like Nirmal Salvi, famous for Patan patola saris, Abdul Jabbar Khatri and Padamshri Tyab Khan for tie and dye, Abdul Rauf Khatri for Ajarakh block printing, and Vankar Shamji Vishram for handloom weaving, will be exhibiting their work at the show.

Craftsmen who practice languishing crafts, local artisans, women entrepreneurs, NGOs, exporters and retailers have been invited to showcase their products.

Also on offer at the exhibition would be regional cuisine of the three states.