Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Cult-fest to celebrate Cholistani art & craft
Cult-fest to celebrate Cholistani art & craft
07
May '08
Cultural festival is the best way to celebrate the rich and vibrant lifestyle of a particular tribe that has kept its values intact. On the same lines, a six day Cholistan Festival, which began on May 6, is being organized by Alhamra Art Council (AAC), Lahore.

The aim behind organizing this fest is to highlight the mannerism of desert people living in Cholistan. A series of events and performances including folk dances, songs, puppet shows and plays by artists hailing from the region are scheduled to make city people aware about tribal traditions.

To showcase exclusive and interesting handicraft, the craftsmen have put up stalls that include typical Cholistani items like dresses, shawls, silver jewellary, ivory bangles, footwear that is attracting spectators.

The special embroidery that the region is famous for, is generating lot of interest among visitors. The wall hangings, decorative pieces, hand woven carpets, bed covers, blankets and bags that are beautifully designed from colourful threads by using several styles like Flassi, Gindi, Changaries, and Khalti which are receiving great response for the onlookers.

The word 'Cholistan' is derived from cholna, that means moving. The Cholistanis lead a semi-nomadic life by moving from one place to another in search of water and fodder for their animals. Organising such events is the best way to promote the otherwise remote and secluded tribal life.

Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 27th Apr 2017

Boohoo's revenue increases 51% to reach £294.6 mn

Fashion e-commerce marketplace Boohoo has recorded a 51 per cent...

Apparel/Garments | On 27th Apr 2017

EC takes action to make garment sector more sustainable

The European Commission (EC) has presented a set of focused actions...

Apparel/Garments | On 27th Apr 2017

Amazon catching up with Flipkart in India: RedSeer

Online marketplace Amazon India has caught up with its biggest rival...

Interviews View All

Subhashini Srinivasan
The S Studio

Ethnicwear market will see an upward trend if uniqueness and quality are...

Cyril Pereira
Reed Exhibitions India, organiser of Asian Machine Tool Exhibition 2016

'Major problem in the textile machinery manufacturing industry is the lack ...

Smith Vaghasia
Sanado India

Online remains the best destination for shopping

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

news category


Related Categories:
April 2017

April 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search