Literally meaning a “Craftsmen’s Village” is a living ethnographic museum depicting the enormous diversities in craft, art & culture between various Indian states, but the exquisite terracotta work mainly in dark red and dark brown sand material along with the wooden carvings are the forte of this ethnic village . Shilpgram festival of Rajasthan comprises 26 huts set in 70 acres of natural surroundings at the foot of the Aravali Hills of Rajasthan in India. A colorful craft festival of Rajasthan during winter seasons to the whole set up induces vitality and zeal.
The Festival is held annually in the west of the city of Udaipur of Rajasthan in India. This year the Shilpgram Fair would fall from December 21 to 30, 2012 at the Rural Arts and Crafts Complex, Rani Road-Udaipur
Shilpgram Crafts Mela of Rajasthan aids in encouraging the urban potters, visual artists and designers too. If you are interested in learning the art and craft of Rajasthan, you can join the workshops that are structured to demonstrate the method. Here, one can have a glimpse of the life style of weavers and local artists that is portrayed through pictures in the stalls.
While you would shop and explore handicrafts, various musicians and dancers will entertain you with their respective arts. Shilpgram Crafts Mela of Rajasthan is certainly a sincere effort to give recognition to the local arts of remote villages of Rajasthan. Your visit to this fair of Rajasthan would definitely allure you towards the ethnic rural arts and crafts of Rajasthan.
An attraction, no less of the Rural Arts and Crafts Complex of Rajasthan, is the open air Amphitheatre with a seating capacity of approximately 8000.