KARACHI: Stage 20, an exhibition of a variety of traditional arts and crafts, comes to the Exhibition Place here today for three days. The colorful and captivating products showcased in this exhibition include works of rural craftsmen from Hala, Matiari, and other districts of Sindh.
The opening ceremony was attended by a number of art lovers from the city.
A wide mixture of Sindh’s handicrafts of Hala’s kashigar blue pottery including jars, home décor, flower pots, vases, birds-shaped decoration items, watering pots, orchid pots bird feeders, and others created by ceramic. The uniqueness of the Kashi art pottery or Hala’s art pottery is it’s painted with signature colors that include blue, turquoise, mustard, brown, and white. The artists draw beautiful flowers, birds, geometric patterns and motifs, and Quranic verses in calligraphy by using traditional signature colors.
In the exhibition, vegetable-dyed traditional block print fabrics taken from Matiari are also displayed which attract visitors’ attention. Branded shoes and baby towel sets are also showcased.
The organizer of stage 20 Huma Agha said that Pakistan’s potters are one of the country’s most undervalued groups. Ignoring the fact that Hala (Sindh) blue pottery is popular and near to the tradition which is the identity of the Indus civilization. The aim of the exhibition is to promote the art and craftwork of Pakistani potters and artists.
The exhibition will continue till 1 April, from 11 am to 8 pm.