"Aadishilp”, the National Tribal Crafts Mela takes off at Delhi's Dilli Haat

Union Minister for Tribal Affairs V. Kishore Chandra Deo inaugurated the “Adishilp", the National Tribal Crafts Mela, which showcases the uniique an exquisite tribal arts and crafts of the country, at the Dilli Haat here today.
The 11-day fair has been organized by the Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India Limited (TRIFED).
An official press release said the main objective of organizing Aadishilp is to give tribal artisans an opportunity to showcase and sell their traditional art and craft works directly to customers and get their feedback which would provide  valuable design related and other inputs. 
It provides them a platform for direct interface with art and craft lovers, share their talent with the urban elite and know the customers' tastes and preferences for adapting their product designs and creations accordingly.
About 150 tribal artisans from all over the country are participating in the exhibition. Handicraft items, handloom products, dry flowers, cane & bamboo products, tribal jewellery, dhokra craft, tribal weaves & embroidery, tribal paintings and many more such products will be presented by these artisans. 
TRIFED has also initiated a new concept of sourcing tribal products, by way of organizing Tribal Artisan Melas (TAMs) to identify new artisans and products from different regions and it is hosting a string of tribal art shows called ‘Aadi Chitra’- exclusive exhibitions of tribal paintings, in the major cities of the country . 

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