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Bagh prints of Madhya Pradesh hog limelight in Argentina too

Sunday January 01, 2012 12:18:47 AM, Pervez Bari,

National awardee in Bagh prints Mr. Mohammad Yusuf Khatri of Madhya Pradesh giving a demonstration on Bagh prints and exhibiting cloths.

Bhopal: 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 Mahotsav there.


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 encouraged them.

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 Argentina.


Accepting this offer informally, Bagh print artists Khatri said that Bagh cloth will be prepared as per choice of the Argentineans.

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 artistes.







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