Investigations revealed that the G20 Summit had witnessed a remarkable showcase of India's rich tribal heritage and craftsmanship.
This rich tribal heritage and craftsmanship was crafted and presented by TRIFED (Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India), Ministry of Tribal Affairs led by its Minister Arjun Munda.
Several exquisite products, handcrafted by tribal artisans from various regions of India, captured the attention and admiration of delegates from around the world. Acknowledged for his outstanding contributions, Shri Pareshbhai Jayantibhai Rathwa showcased his remarkable talent with a live demonstration of Pithora Art at the G20 Crafts Bazaar.
" Shri Pareshbhai Jayantibhai Rathwa showcasing his remarkable talent of Pithora Art"
Among the array of offerings, the following articles were the most reached and generated immense interest among the delegates:
"Longpi Pottery is an art form that is shaping heritage, one pot at a time."
"Wind flute is a beautiful creation by the Gond tribes of Bastar in Chhattisgrah"
"Vivid Tales in Every Stroke: The World of Gond Art"
“Gujarat Hangings, Curated by the Bhil & Patelia Tribe in Dahod, Gujarat”
Sheep Wool Stoles: Originally featuring monochromatic schemes of white, black, and grey, the world of tribal craftsmanship is witnessing a transformation. Dual-colored designs now dominate, mirroring evolving market preferences. Bodh, Bhutia and Gujjar Bakarwal tribes from Himachal Pradesh/Jammu & Kashmir exhibit their ingenuity with pure sheep wool, fashioning a diverse range of apparel, from jackets to shawls and stoles. The process is a labor of love, meticulously performed on hand-operated looms with four pedals and stitching machines. Sheep wool threads are woven into intricate diamond, plain, and herringbone patterns.
"Showcasing of Sheep wool from Himachal Pradesh/Jammu & Kashmir"
"Display of Araku Coffee & other natural products"
Hailing from Rajasthan, these handcrafted marvels reflect a rich tribal heritage.
Glass Mosaic Pottery captures the mosaic art style, meticulously crafted into lamp shades and candle holders. When illuminated, they unleash a kaleidoscope of colors, adding vibrancy to any space.
Meenakari is an art of decorating metal surfaces with vibrant mineral substances, a technique introduced by the Mughals. This Rajasthan tradition demands exceptional skill. Delicate designs are etched onto metal, creating grooves for colors to nestle in. Each hue is fired individually, creating intricate, enamel-adorned pieces.
Metal Ambabari Craft curated by the Meena Tribe, also embraces enameling, a meticulous process that elevates metal decoration. Today, it extends beyond gold to metals like silver and copper. Each piece reflects Rajasthan's rich cultural legacy and craftsmanship.
"Display of Home Décor products from Rajasthan"
These artisanal products are not just decorative items but living embodiments of India's rich cultural diversity and heritage.