Madhya Pradesh’s rich tribal arts and culture remain the center of attraction at the Adi Mahotsav organized by Tribes India at Dilli Haat. About a dozen pandals have been installed by the tribes of Madhya Pradesh in the Adi Mahotsav, including the chanderi cloth of Sahariya tribe of Ashoknagar, the tigerprint of Bhilala tribe of Dhar, Maheshwari textile of Bhilala tribe of Khargone district, and the iron art of Agariya tribe of Dindori district. The creations, Jhabua dolls and pearl jewelery of the Bhil tribe of Jhabua are the main attraction in the exhibition. Pandas of forest produce of Sihor and organic products of Satna have also been installed in the festival. Live demonstration of his traditional painting is also being done by Pardhan Gaur painters from Baiga and Bhopal of Umaria district.
The ‘Adi Mahotsav’, organized under the aegis of the Indian Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Association under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, is an annual event which was started in 2017. The festival, which lasts until 15 February, features exhibition as well as sale of tribal handicrafts, art, paintings, textiles and jewelery through over 200 stalls. About one thousand tribal and artisans from all over the country are participating in the festival.

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