A bamboo house displaying the lives and skills of tribals and 3-D models of traditional Gujarati dwellings would be the main attraction of the Gujarat Pavilion at the India International Trade Fair in New Delhi.
The 31st edition of the popular annual mega trade fair is set to begin at Pragati Maidan here from November 14 to 27.
Keeping in line with the tradition of showcasing its rich handicrafts and art forms, the Gujarat Pavilion will showcase the magic of its gifted artisans, many internationally recognised, with a three-dimensional effect for millions of spectators, a Gujarat government official said.
The Pavilion is divided into sections displaying the 3-D models of traditional Gujarati dwellings decorated with the prevalent art forms and handicrafts.
A small replica of Bhunga (typical hut in the remote area of Kutch district) with a courtyard (aangan) is designed where models of working artisans are shown making handloom products.
The exterior of the Pavilion is designed like a traditional haveli of Gujarat having Jharokhas (windows) with beautiful carvings besides attractive mirror work and murals.
A splash of Khadi paintings adorn the walls of the haveli to revive the magic of Gujarati splendour.
A separate section highlights replica of the Dholavira village - an ancient civilisation of the Indus Valley - with the help of three-dimensional effects.
Some of the most popular designs and patterns of handloom and embroidery items such as Patan ka Patola, wall hangings, chakla, wooden carvings, leather toys, stone work and imitation jewellery will also be attracting thousands of visitors to the Gujarat Pavilion.