‘Karu’ presents ‘Gauda’- a festival in Kolkata that seeks to present art, design and ideas which celebrate the heritage of ancient Bengal. It is an attempt to discover the Bengal of yore lost to the ravages of time and conquest — a hallowed abode of vitality and knowledge. The event is scheduled to take place from 12-13 March, 2022, at Daga Nikunj, Ballygunge, with the support of the Alka Jalan Foundation.
The festival will showcase art, fashion, jewellery and lifestyle accessories presented by designers, brands, artists and performers. Across the days, talks, debates and dialogues between scholars, thinkers and educators will help visitors rediscover classical Bengal. Each day will see the venue come alive to the music and dance of the verdant Eastern Indian plains.
A perfect place to enable audiences to engage in innovative ways with the cultural history of Bengal… A Bengal that was truly golden…..
When: 12th March-13th March, 2022 Timing: 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Daga Nikunj, 25/1, Ballygunge Circular Road, Kolkata, West Bengal 700019
About Karu & Halley Goswami:
A design house that works closely with traditional craftsmen to create objects and sculpture inspired by traditional Indian art, Karu is committed to exquisite craftsmanship imbued with an indigenous spirit. While the vision is to create exclusive pieces of
handcrafted art for modern spaces, it is Karu’s mission to transform and support Indian artisans and provide them with sustainable livelihoods. Led by Ishan Pattanaik, each creation represents beauty, heritage, and the timeless wisdom of India.
For Gauda, Karu has worked closely with its creative partner Halley Goswami – an advocate turned painter who has been trying to revive the lost artistic traditions of Bengal
– Halley is an amateur researcher on heritage and culture of Bengal and India and seeks to reinterpret art through the ethos of ancient India.