Located in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, Banjara Handicraft Haat is a budget-friendly home decor market, which is a paradise for people who are looking for home and outdoor accessories. The concept of Banjara Handicraft Haat has been inspired by several banjara markets across the country with the aim of offering an organized marketplace as support for small, local businesses. Open every day of the week, this market provides Indian artists and curators with a permanent place to promote and sell their handicrafts and art. The concept is not to just help these artists sell their products but also to educate and encourage people to admire the many arts of India.
Vocal for local
Banjara Handicraft Haat is a paradise for people who love wooden decor but are on a budget as the place offers really good deals for amazing quality furniture and equally wonderful craftsmanship. This market is a great place for all the ‘vocal for local’ advocates as it harbours small-scale manufacturers and regularly encourages people to communicate about the market to those traders who do not know about it.
The market is famous for its variety of accessories and products as well as stellar craftsmanship of carved wooden frames, mirrors, soap dispensers, vases, lanterns, candle stands, ceramic products, kitchen products, organizers, planters, and much more. Banjara market is also a one-stop spot for many influencers who visit the place to look for affordable but ‘trendy’ decor. That has also given the place a lot more attention and popularity in recent times.
The very first Banjara market originated in Gurgaon (Gurugram) and was established keeping in mind the objective of supporting small businesses but also making sure that these craftsmen and curators have a permanent place to set up their shops and sell artefacts or collections they bring from home. They have now moved to sector 70A and Banjara market has become a treasure trove that brings together small-scale traders and manufacturers spread across a large area of around 50 makeshift tents.
Festive artefacts to set your decor apart
We all wrote essays in school talking about how Diwali is the festival of lights and thus what would be more fitting than to indulge in some gorgeous candle stands from the small shops at Banjara Market? Currently operational at multiple locations like Sector 56 and Golf Course Extension Road, the market has a large collection of decorative earthen diyas at very affordable prices. For those who like to keep their homes lit (literally!) throughout the year, you can also find decorative pieces for the house like golden diya holders, intricate-looking lanterns, and oil lamps with shell and bead decorations, along with other trendy varieties to choose from. Several sellers also offer vintage lights and jhumars as well as wooden-carved mandirs and figurines to complete your festive set-up. Adding greenery to your home decor is the latest fad in festive interiors, so for those of us who are in our ‘plant-parent’ era, there are several sellers that have a nice collection of metal planters and decorative woven baskets for your plant babies.
Banjara market is one of the most beautiful places to shop for local and original handicraft products and artefacts. The market is a must-visit if you are looking for unique and interesting decorative articles for your space or just want to revamp your existing interiors. You will also find new artefacts in tread at prices that won’t burn a hole in your pocket. More importantly, while shopping there and decorating your dream home, you are also supporting small and local businesses!
For some interesting news and pictures of all the artefacts available at this haat, check out their Instagram @banjara_handicraf_haat where they post regular content about new artefacts, upcoming events, special seasonal announcements, as well as a look at the products they feature every week.
Explore Banjara Handicraft Haat for –
- Mirror frames for some Instagram-worthy mirror selfies
- Intricately carved wooden partitions
- Antique chests and small storage boxes to give a pre-independence era feel
- Table sets made of beautifully carved wood
- Coasters for your iced coffees on hot summer days
- Trays and organisers
- Beautiful and archaic-looking photo frames and wall ornaments
- Beautiful lanterns for cosy nights in your room after a long week
- Candle stands for a pleasant aesthetic