The aim of this tour is to give you a first hand experience of a colony of indigenous potters in New Delhi. These are traditional artisans from Rajasthan supporting the dying, yet gorgeous art of pottery. We will begin the walk at the Janakpuri West Metro station from where we will proceed directly to 'Kumhar Gram' which literally means 'Potter's village'. This is the largest community of potters in India, consisting of traditional artisans who have settled in Delhi for generations. We will walk around the village, while I talk to you about the community, their stories, the current state of affairs, interesting trivia and some philosophies and conspiracy theories. We will then be interacting with some of the potters - you can try your hand at pottery making, work with women in kneading clay, carve or paint of pots.
Zeba, having lived all over the country, has varied interests from writing, making art, teaching, designing clothes, organic farming. She is very familiar with the fabric of this village and also with the art of pottery making.
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Meeting Point: Uttam Nagar Metro Station, shish ram park, A-62/3, Chatrapati Shivaji Marg, Block D, JJ Colony, Uttam Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110059
Tips: Wear comfortable shoes and clothes and dress modestly keeping in mind the sentiments of the locals. Please carry a bottle of water
Extra costs:Upto INR 150 for hands on pottery where participants can get their hands dirty!