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February 10, 2015

Craft Bazar

I live in a heritage city which has a history dating back to a couple of centuries.  Vadodara is also known as Baroda.  The city is full of hundreds of Banyan trees, Vad known in hindi and hence the name `Vadodara'.. The land of Banyan trees.

Recently, there was Vad-fest.  International festival of art and culture.  Yanni performed here at this venue that you see below. Laxmi Vilas Palace.

The Baroda Museum that houses a Mummy and loads of interesting artefacts.  Takes not less than three hours for a visit.
Below is Kirti Mandir, a palace built for a queen

All these pictures from this stall. Not the real structures
There was a loom on display

Wooden furnitures on display and sale.  I liked the blue stand.  Could be made use as a plant pot stand

Can you believe... These are hand painted on canvas

Now comes handicrafts using glass beads.  All hand stitched using myriad colours.  Patience, accuracy and speed are required

The ones you see below are also hand woven.  These adorn the doors of a home

Hand woven necklace

Pottery section

Metal artefacts.

So delicate and dainty


Intricately carved wooden door
I could not do justice to this.  Couldn't see the whole bazar.  Too huge for a single visit.  Nevertheless it was a pleausre.  I have a few pictures of handicrafts woven out of joot which I will share later.
This is real India, a country with rich heritage.


  1. hi Aishwarya,

    Wow these are great pictures. Thank you for sharing them with us. Some day I hope to visit Vadodara. My brother was posted there until a year ago. he speaks great things about the place.

    Have a great week!!

    1. Thank you Ruth. Most welcome any day. I'd play host to you :)

  2. Wow amazing handicraft. It would feel like a paradise to visit such a place! Thanks for visiting. .

    1. I have more pics Lavina. I was so excited and feeling bad cause there was so much to see and I could see everything

  3. Sorry typo..I meant thanks for sharing :)

  4. I love that bead craft of Gujarat but the bigger ones (Toran) are usually expensive. Thanks for sharing the pics!! You must have enjoyed your day at the craft bazar:)

    1. Yes Preeti. They are expensive. The beads cost a lot plus the tedious art work of threading each one!!!