{ Highlights } : Phulkari Exhibition, IHC

By 13:09 Monday 6 April 2015 , , ,

Where: India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road
When: 1st-8th April 2015
Entry: Free

India Habitat Centre always has something awesome going on. The first week of April is full of colours and craft as it witnessed the opening of  'Mela Phulkari- an ode to Punjab', a one of a kind exhibition where one can see the roots of Punjab's culture, traditions and lifestyle.

Everything on display is eye-catchy and have some historical significance. The installations use vintage elements like heavy locks, irons, brass fans, utensils, pickle jars, old doors, bicycles, etc. that demand attention. You can also shop for phulkari fabrics, fans, kurtis and dupattas at reasonable prices. The sale counter also has some pretty keychains, hair accessories, show-pieces and other souvenirs that you can buy. 

There's also a super-fun photobooth where you can pose in cardboard frames with the colourful hand fans, artificial jewellery and other Phulkari merchandise. However, the exhibition is very small and only spans across a room, it could have been a lot better with more installations and shopping options. Do visit if you are around the area. 

Parting Wisdom

-The nearest metro station is Jor Bagh, from where you can hire an auto (around 30 bucks).

-Take a memento home. Buy something artsy. I bought the prettiest hair pin ever.

-If you get hungry after taking a stroll through the exhibition, do visit Eatopia at IHC. It is pocket friendly and has everything that you'd want to eat.


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