What Is It?

The Handmade Collective is an exhibition, happening this month, which is wholly dedicated to the handmade industries of our countries. Run by NGO A Hundred Hands, artisans from different parts of the country will put their work for sale. You might find ikat clothes for yourself, buy wooden blocks from an artist from Uttar Pradesh, get some organic beeswax, monochromatic dhurries or even homemade balms, among many other crafts.

It is taking place at Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum from January 19 to 22.

Who Is It For?

If you ever missed Delhi’s Dilli Haat, which is a cultural hub showcasing the handicraft industry, this is a Mumbai equivalent of the same for you. Plus, there’s shopping for both men and women so it’ll interest everyone.

Why Should I Go?

160117_handmadecollective01These are artists who do excellent handiwork, but whose products you can’t ‘add to cart’ or just find online. Collectives like these are a great first step to connect their work with an audience like us.

Plus, these exhibitions have been held in other cities like Bangalore previously, and have been a success, so the quality of the products is assured.

Anything Else?

160117_handmadecollective03Credit cards are accepted there, but do carry a little cash as well.

Where: Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum

When: Thurs–Sun, Jan 19–22

Price: INR 10 {entry fee to the museum for adults}

Timings: 10am–7pm

Photos source: A Hundred Hands