Heritage 365 : Witness the “Crafting of the Future of the Past”

In a first of its kind initiative, Heritage 365, under the aegis of The Neemrana Music Foundation, brings together hoteliers, fashion designers and craftsmen on the same platform. Encompassing art & craft, garments & textiles, gems & jewellery, fashion, lifestyle products and heritage travel, this exhibition focuses on the rich treasure trunk of Rajasthan, Gujarat & Madhya Pradesh.

L-R, Mr Sunil Sethi, Ms Laila Tyabji, H.E Lorenzo Angeloni, Ambassador of Italy to India, Mr Aman Nath, Ms Preeti Sinha and Mr Sunil Sethi (Custom)

Opening on November 25, 2016, at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium lawns (gate no. 14), this two day, expertly curated exhibition, will bring together 130 handpicked participants. The thematic focus of Heritage 365 will come alive through revivalist textiles & crafts from nationally awarded craftsmen and weavers, re-imagined by the country’s foremost creative minds. Sharing the platform will be fashion designers of FDCI like – Sanjay Garg, Gaurav Jai Gupta, Aneeth Arora, Sunita Shanker and Swati Kalsi, who use age old techniques with a contemporary twist. A ‘Designer’s Enclosure’ has been set up, for FDCI members to exhibit and sell their garments and accessories. Traditional kundan, polki and silver jewellery will be on display along with contemporary fashion accessories. Also being presented are selected handicrafts, objects d’ art, hand tufted carpets, lacquer products, blue pottery, Miniature & Gond art, all rooted in our traditional artisanal craft forms. Master craftsmen like, Nirmal Salvi famous for Patan Patola sarees, Abdul Jabbar Khatri & Padamshri Tyab Khan for tie & dye, Abdul Rauf Khatri for Ajarakh Block printing and Vankar Shamji Vishram for handloom weaving, will be exhibiting at the show. Craftsmen, particularly of languishing crafts, local artisans, women entrepreneurs, NGO’s, exporters and retailers have been invited to showcase their products.

L-R, H.E Lorenzo Angeloni, Ambassador of Italy to India, Mr N Srivastava,Commissioner, Gujrat -T-ourism, Ms Dipika RoyChoudhury, MP Tourism and Mr Sanjay Pande, ED Rajasthan Tourism (Custom)

With the invaluable support of Gujarat, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh Tourism and in association with the Indian Heritage Hotels Association (IHHA),  Heritage 365 positions this platform as a showcase for various forts, havelis and boutique travel destinations that dot Rajasthan, Gujarat & Madhya Pradesh. As part of the world of heritage tourism, the travel and hospitality sector will showcase truly hidden and unexplored gems that Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat have to offer to expats, domestic and international tourists, in the luxury budget and adventure segment.

Heritage 365 is the brainchild of Mr. Aman Nath, who is committed to the preservation and promotion of India’s cultural inheritance.  A pioneer in developing heritage hotels as a viable and sustainable model of heritage tourism, he also adorns the hats of a historian, architectural restorer, writer of books on art, history & architecture and a corporate biographer.

Heritage 365 is an initiative of The TNM Foundation, headed by Aude Priya Wacziarg.  Her vision and passion for the performing arts as well as all other art & craft forms have transformed Heritage 365 into reality. Heritage 365 is a unique public-private partnership venture between the TNM Foundation and the Governments of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. Heritage 365 will showcase and promote Brand Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh & Rajasthan and garner for these states the recognition they so richly deserve.  Heritage 365 has been conceptualized and organised by Vandana Haksar and Gunjan Mubayi.

H.E Lorenzo Angeloni, Ambassador of Italy to India and Mr. Aman Nath, Chairman Neemrana Group of Hotels (Custom)

Heritage 365 is proud to be collaborating with the Embassy of Italy in India. This association hopes to promote the exchange of ideas, revival of the arts & crafts and heritage tourism. It will also take forward our shared interest in the preservation and promotion of culture and heritage.

A fashion show conceptualized by Mr. Sunil Sethi, President, FDCI, will showcase the best of Indian textiles and garments, with exquisite jewellery by Shri Hari Diagems, our exclusive jewellery partner.

The exhibition and sale at Heritage 365 features Anupama Bose, Sanjay Garg, Purvi Doshi, Vaya, Bodhi, Button Masala, O Layla, Pero for clothes, Sameer Wheaton with exceptional furniture, Rasa for clothes & home linen, Anantaya for home décor & Amrapali for exquisite jadau and silver jewellery, amongst others. Award winning master craftsmen like Mohd Bilal Khatri for Bagh printing, Ram Kishore Derawala for Block Printing, Badshah Miyan for Leheriya Tie & Dye, Ghanshyam Nimbark for Miniature paintings, Rahul Salvi for Patan Patola, Abdul Jabbar Khatri and Padamshree Tayaab Khan for Tie & Dye and Leheriyan, Chandrakali Pusham for Gond Tribal Art, Geeta Baria for Bhil Tribal Art, Vankar Shamji for Bhuj Embroideries, Abdul Rauf Khatri for Ajarakh Printing and Abdul Majid for Block Printing will offer their products to the discerning buyer at the show. The travel and hospitality sector will also present the best that Rajasthan, Gujarat & Madhya Pradesh have to offer for both domestic and international tourists, in the luxury, budget and adventure segments.

L-R, H.E Lorenzo Angeloni, Ambassador of Italy to India, Mr. Aman Nath, Chairman Neemrana Group of Hotels, Ms Preeti Sinha Vice President, Yes Culture and -Mr Sunil Sethi, President, FDCI

Visitors to Heritage 365 can feast on the regional cuisine of the three states, brought to you by Lite Bite Foods. Heritage 365 will come alive on the lawns of the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium lawns, Gate No. 14, on Nov. 25th & 26th, 2016 from 11am – 8p.m.

Fact Sheet:

Date: November 25 & 26, 2016,
Time: 10am – 8pm
Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
Gate No.14, New Delhi (Parking also available at gate no. 2)
Nearest Metro Station – JLN Stadium

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