Offering everything from artisanal bakes to handcrafted baubles, these markets will put you in the mood for the holiday season
It may still be a wee bit early to let the festive spirit take over, but with the line up of Christmas bazaars over the next few weekends, that mightprove challenging. Stock up on baubles, stockings, holiday-themed linen and more at these markets around town.
A Hundred Hands
For all things handmade, head to A Hundred Hands, The 7th Annual Handmade Collective. Known for their work with artisans from various pockets of the country, the collective this year focuses on unique collaborations that push the envelope, with the ME2WE Project. On the agenda is the coming together of Channapatna craft and lambadi embroidery, cotton dhurries with ajrakh prints, paper mache and crochet work, banana fibre and Ahimsa silk and more. November 30 to December 4. At UTC, Miller’s Road. Details: ahundredhands.com
Entirely created and curated by musician, Wendy Dickson, the April Rose Sale is an annual fixture, known for its cushion covers, table linen, towels and more. This time around, Dickson, who has been working on the collection since June, will be showcasing tea and guest towels, decorative articles such as baubles and more, with the poinsettia as the main motif. There’s also a cream and gold selection for those looking for some respite from the regular green and red classics. `80 upwards. November 27 and 28. At the store in Indiranagar. Details: 9845274846
Windmills Of Your Mind
If you’re on the lookout for unique
gifting options with a touch of craftsmanship,
look no further than the Holiday Sale at Windmills Clubhouse. Hosted by Alleura Atelier, a jewellery label that takes inspiration from all things India, the line-up of stalls will include everything from home decor essentials and apparel to paper products and artisanal chocolates. Participating labels include Gulmohar Clothing, Either Orr Candles, Kris Bags, Paarisha Jewelry and more. November 16. At Windmills Of Your Mind, Whitefield.
Ajji Mane, a team that frequently hosts neighbourhood flea markets, will present Snowflakes, a family carnival. With over 60 stalls selling everything from Christmas decor to apparel to home-cooked food, this one promises to be a great place for all your gifting needs. Look out for home decor brand Jar Of Hearts and Namak, a clothing label. November 27. At XLR8, Bagalur Main Road. Details: 9538044490
Around 30 charities from the city
are expected to participate in this
year’s edition of the Overseas Women’s Club’s annual Christmas bazaar. Expect a carnival of sorts with stalls offering Christmas-themed home decor, such as tree ornaments, stars, cushion covers, bedspreads, and more. November 26. At St John’s Community Centre, Frazer Town. Details: facebook.com/
Text: Rashmi Rajagopal Lobo