Hariyali Teej / Design Mela

 

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Teej Video, 2010

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Festivals – Hariyali Teej / Design Mela

 

Venue

Alliance Francaise de Delhi

72 Lodhi Estate

New Delhi 110003

 

Date / Time

Tuesday August 2, 2011

Teej Design Mela: 10.30am – 6.30 pm

Teej Celebrations: 7 to 10 pm

 

Dress Code

Indian Green / Indian Queen

 

Entry Details

Entry to Teej Design Mela is free and open to all.

Entry to Teej celebrations by invitation only.

Invitations are available against a donation of Rs. 1000.

Donations are exempt from tax under Section 80 G and 35AC.

Contact Himanshu Verma / Himanshu@redearthindia.com / 011-41671100

 

About

Hariyali Teej is a traditional festival that celebrates the bounty of the monsoon, and the deep bond between man and nature. Over the last few years, we have attempted to revive this beautiful festival, which is barely celebrated in urban India.

The format of our Teej celebrations incorporates key elements of traditional celebrations. Held in an outdoor venue, we recreate the magic of monsoon swinging. The dress code for the evening is green, in keeping with the mood of the season. Bangle sellers, mehendi artists and craftspeople are invited to add colour to the participants. The women deck up in full glory rivaling the Teej goddess. Traditional sawan foods, like Ghevar, Feni and Andarse ki Goli are prepared by special caterers. And we dance to monsoon music all evening…!

Teej is also a time for sawan melas – monsoon fairs and markets. This year, we invite you to a special Teej Design Mela featuring cutting edge and sustainable design practices. Buy art, fashion, crafts, and design from the best talent in the city!

 

Design Mela – List of Participants

Red Earth – Affordable Art, Designer Rakhis, Genda Merchandise

The Malkha Project (Mayank Mansingh Kaul / Pero / Peter D’Ascoli) – Scarves / fashion

Brahmabooks – Special Designer Notebooks

Chocolate Chocolate – Nidhi Khurana

Pure Ghee Designs – Bags

Tathya / Push Me Pull You – Bags, graphic art & more…

Ichbaan by Shruti Jain – Home furnishings, textile art

Festivo – Lifestyle products, fashion accessories

 

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Images – Click to Enlarge

Mehendi, Teej 2007 (Photo: Christina Zueck)

Mehendi, Teej 2008

Bangle Shringaar, Teej 2007 (Photo: Christina Zueck)

Bangle-sellers and Green Revellers, Teej 2006

Eco-friendly stalls, Teej 2009

Rajasthani puppets, Teej 2007

Bandhni-Lahariya-Rajasthani Tigalbandi, Teej 2010

Swings, Teej 2007 (Photo: Christina Zueck)

Ghevar, a Teej speciality

Celebrations and play, Teej 2009

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