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India: the Dastkar NGO pays tribute to Indian handicrafts

The 2014 edition of "Dastkar Basant" was held on 14 to 23 February in New Delhi. This festival, organised every year by the Dastkar NGO, celebrates the wealth and diversity of Indian handicrafts.

Throughout the event, visitors were able to taste culinary specialities from various regions of India, listen to compositions by local musicians and discover the work of craftspeople from across the country to participate in the "Dastkar Bazaar". This market was the highlight of the week, showcasing 60 craft traditions from more than 20 regions of India. Craftspeople supported by Solidarity Accor had the opportunity to present their new collections. Consisting of leather bags, hand-woven garments, jewellery and carpets, they met with real success: almost all the stock was sold!