National awardee in Bagh prints Mr.
Mohammad Yusuf Khatri of Madhya Pradesh giving a demonstration
on Bagh prints and exhibiting cloths.
The Bagh prints of Dhar district in the central Indian state of
Madhya Pradesh have won the hearts of Argentina people also.
It may be pointed out here that Bagh print artistes were sent by
the Union Government to Argentina to take part in fourth Bharat
At the festival, national awardee in Bagh prints
Mohammad Yusuf Khatri of Madhya Pradesh gave a demonstration
on Bagh prints.
Through the demonstration of Bagh
Kala Thappa Chhapai, he reportedly informed Argentineans about
minute details of this art. Indian ambassador in Argentina also
called on Bagh print artistes during Bharat Mahotsav and
Impressed by Bagh prints, Rapsodia, which is one the ten major
textile companies in Argentina, suggested that silk cloth should
be used for Bagh prints with a view to making the product suitable
for Argentina market.
Representatives of Rapsodia will
also visit India with a view to exporting Bagh cloth suitable for
Accepting this offer informally, Bagh print artists Khatri said that Bagh cloth will be prepared as per choice of the
The Bagh print artistes had also carried sari as an emblem of
Indian traditional attire to the festival. Describing it as
astonishing, an art lover grabbed the sari with both hands.
It may be mentioned that silk scarves and other clothes were also
liked very much of Argentineans at the festival. The Union
Ministry of Textiles has also lauded demonstration of art by Bagh