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 inIndia. A colorful craft festival of Rajasthan during winter seasons to the whole set up induces vitality and zeal.
The Festival is held annually in Udaipur of Rajasthan inIndia. Shilpgram Crafts Festival of Rajasthan is organized to promote art and craft of Rajasthan. Since, Rajasthan has always been famous for its handicrafts and artwork; this fair is a perfect destination to try out the hand woven clothes, embroideries, mirror works and handicrafts. The hand woven clothes and camel leather items grab the major attention of visitors in this fair.
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 Fair is certainly a sincere effort to give recognition to the local arts of remote villages. Your visit to this fair would definitely allure you towards the ethnic rural arts and crafts of Rajasthan.
An attraction, no less of the Rural Arts and Crafts Complex, is the open air Amphitheatre with a seating capacity of approximately 8000. The local communities as well as outside visitors take a keener interest in theatre and the traditional folk performing arts during Shilpgram Festival.