Baag print mesmerizes Americans again

Mohammad Yusuf Khatri participates in exhibition from India

khatri4.8.17Bhopal, August 4, 2017 (Abdul Ahad Farhan):  Baag handicraft of Madhya Pradesh which has carved its special place in the world has once again won the hearts of people in America. This is happened first time that famous handicraft of Baag town of Dhar district has been showcased in America second time continuously. National and International Awardee Mohammad Yusuf Khatri has showcased traditional tribal handicraft in International Folk Art Market from India held at Santa Fe city of America recently. A total of 90 countries had participated in this exhibition cum sale. Appreciating the Baag Print, the Director of Folk Art Market Sachiko Umi said that keeping in view the ever growing popularity of Baag print, more opportunities should be provided to the artisans in future. It may be mentioned that keeping in account the geographical and cultural ecology of America, modern and traditional clothing were designed by the Mohammad Yusuf Khatri which were appreciated in the exhibition. A huge demand of silk scarves, stoles, table runners and bamboo mate was witnessed during the 3 day long exhibition. It may be highlighted that Mohammad Yusuf Khatri has showcased his handicraft in the Folk Art Market held at America in the year 2009. He has also gave live performance of his art in Barcelona (Spain) in 1991, World Expo 2000 held at Hanover (Germany), Martinique (France) 2005, World Expo Barcelona (France) 2005, Sukal Hind Festival (Bahrain) 2006, Festival of India 2006 in Brussels (Belgium), MICAM Fair Milan (Italy) 2009, Argentina Handicraft Fair -Bogotá City (Columbia) 2009, Milan Italy Fair 2010, Bharat Mahotsav 2011 held at Buenos Aires of Argentina and several cities the country.

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