This year Le Meridien New Delhi embarks on a remarkable journey by sharing the spirit of local artisan and celebrating the yesteryear art of weaving ‘Charpoy’. Many traditional arts and crafts of India are dying due to modernization and technological developments. Charpoy art however has still managed it’s place in today’s India. The charpoy is among the most functional pieces of furniture ever created. It is compact, economical and portable, comfortable but also sustainable and moreover our artisans over the years have made it charming by interweave of colors and patterns. This year the central point of the celebration is the Christmas tree, an artistic installation embracing the age old art of “Charpoy weaving”. We have weaved love, joy and happiness in our Christmas tree this year.
The design has been conceptualized by a young artist Nehmat Mongia. The magnificent piece of art has been weaved and stylized by local artisans under the supervision of the artist.
Weaving this structure with these vibrant thread’s show us the path how we can interlace our struggles of life with the vibrancy of love, joy & happiness and yet reach as high as the top most star point of the tree – The Pinnacle of Success. Speaking on this occasion Ms.Meena Bhatia, Vice President & General Manager states ‘The charpoy art is said to be many years old. Its exact provenance is unknown but what is certain is that multiple historical changes did not end its popularity, so we thought why not celebrate this art through our Christmas tree this year’
On this festive occasion of Christmas let us all come together and share, not only the spirit of abundance and glory showered by Santa Claus, but also ‘Share the Spirit ‘ of the of our local culture and heritage.