21 December 2008 to 30 December 2008

Images of Shilpgram Festival (Utsav) 2008

Video of Shilgram Festival

12 hrs. to 21.00 hrs.

Daily Evening performance
by Folk Artists at 18.00 hrs

Sales of Handicrafts by Rural Craftsmen

Traditional Cuisine at Dhaba


Near Village Havala, Rani Road.
Udaipur (Rajasthan)

The artisan's village of Shilpgram is a living ethnographic museum depicting the lifestyle, traditions, customs and folk arts of the rural and tribal people of the states of Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Daman and others of the West Zone. Every year, it hosts a crafts fair (Utsav) which is one of the biggest in India and also features plenty of live performances.

The village includes several huts constructed in the traditional architectural style using mud and local building materials. It is spread out over 55 acres, surrounded by the Aravali mountains and includes a Terracotta Museum, a museum of masks, sculptures, folk and musical instruments and an amphitheatre.

Shilpgram Utsav is intended to bring the creations of hundreds of talented craftsmen to the doorsteps of common man eliminating middlemen. More than 400 craftsmen & artisans from all over the country put up their stalls in the traditional ‘Haat Bazar’ environment of Shilpgram every year, where they create, exhibit and sell their masterpieces. Every evening witnesses a riotous colour of folk dances, music from various part of country and programmes organised on different themes.

Picture Gallery of Shilpgram Utsav (Festival) 2007

West Zone Cultural Centre
Bagore Ki Haveli, Gangaur Ghat
Phone : 0294-2523858, 2422567


West Zone Cultural Centre

Shilpgram Utsav 2007