Poonchh was lucky to get a slot for a day at the A Hundred Hands – 5th edition of the Handmade Collective. Why lucky? Because I woke up to the thought of taking Poonchh along for the ride very late in the day. Mala Dhavan, the force behind the whole show has always had a special corner in her heart for doggies. And that is why with one phone call and maybe a half an hour of notice, I got to display ‘The Poonchh Collection‘ on Friday, the 5th of Dec at the collective. We had a fantastic time. Sold a bunch of stuff – so there are going to be a few happy doggies I can tell you 🙂
Though being on my feet from 9am to 9pm was a killer. I don’t know how travelling craftspeople do it multiple times a year for days on end!
The tote bags loaded in my little car as we make our way to the venue.
With Jatin while set-up.
Sitting pretty next to my treasure chest. Gives true meaning to trunk show 🙂
With Anu Gummaraju of Second to None and Scatter the Batter
and Chinanshu Sharma of Paarisha.
And even more fun was the absolutely fabulous work on display. From 20 award winning artisans/crafts persons and their wares, to work that is truly done with love and handmade at home by individuals. It was refreshing. My friend Saarus of Glasshopper and Karthik from Varnam were there and so were Widad of Rumaancrafts and her handmade jewellery. I ran into friends that I had been too busy to meet for months. Priceless.
And the food.. oh! to die for. There is one more day to go. Tomorrow – Sunday the 7th of Dec 2014. If you are in Bangalore, do make the time and go. From Pandi curry to home made pickles. And the Brownies and cake stall… straight from lips to hips I tell you but soooo worth it 🙂
I am leaving you with a few pictures. But do check out more on their Facebook page or better yet, go in person. You won’t be disappointed.
Update: This gives wonderful insight into A Hundred Hands – Do give it a read…