06:16AM, Wednesday 19 September 2012
For one day only, this Saturday, in Maidenhead High Street, the Fuhaar Indian Art and Craft event will grace the town.
Opening at 10am the Fuhaar will be an exhibition of Indian inspired arts and crafts selling handmade items that are both traditional and contemporary.
Organiser Ranuka Tank is particulary excited about the Madhubani art that are all handmade by villagers in remote places of India, who support their whole family painting and selling the environmentally friendly cards.
The paper is handmade and only vegetable dyes are used in the making of the colourful, richly decorated cards.The art of Madhubani painting is the traditional style developed in the Mithila region, in the villages around Madhubani, in the state of Bihar in India.
Madhubani means 'a forest of honey'.
Painting is completed with fingers, twigs, brushes, nib-pens, and matchsticks, using natural dyes and pigments. It is characterized by eye-catching geometrical patterns.
At the event, shoppers can browse hand-painted lamps from Mumbai, Kashmir paper-mache products, marble from Jaipur, hand-painted candles and lambswool shawls embroidered by villagers at the foot of the Himalayas.
There will be Sahaja yoga demonstrations, Indian massage, henna painting, dancing, music and Indian food and sweets to try.
It takes place on Saturday in Maidenhead High Street from 10am-5pm.
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