Karachi—Finding something novel to explore in Karachi is always exciting. With craft shows regularly happening, local businesses receive support and immense encouragement to thrive. The Indie Art & Craft Show was held on Sunday at Roya; Rodale Club, DHA by the Crafter’s Guild and Firefly.
It was a flurry of color and creative work by local makers representing a positive image of Pakistan. Visitors flocked to halls to look through novel finds and collect their favorite little treasures for loved ones near and far.
The variety on display included sugar craft by local bakers and dessert makers such as delectable fudge by Terry’s Treats and traditional sweets by Isholicious. The show also included a range of artisan beauty products such as herbal skin care, natural cosmetics and aromatherapy infused products. Some favorites were Food for your Face by Firefly, all natural skin care infused with essential oils, as well as long time loves by HeaLiv.
The crafts diversified into home décor items done in decoupage by Artilicious, exquisite stained glass in calligraphy by Sakina’s Handpainted Glass Collection, wood craft by Yunus Marvi, and even traditional truck art. The metal box clutches and wall hangings by Enigma, House of Fashion & Design all the way from Lahore made a lot of noise.
There was a mix of quirky gifts and lifestyle products, some done with resin by Iff’s Collection, others completely recycled. Other brands, such as Bingle Mania, Doodle Diaries, Zara Batra and Prisms & Paintbrushes took to popular culture and local trends to churn out stationery, coasters, cosmetic pouches and magnets.
Paper crafters made their mark with unique cards and keepsakes as well as the ever popular Demonstration Station in collaboration with supply stockist, Craft Circus. Visitors watched in awe and interest as fellow crafters from the local paper crafting scene took to teach various techniques.