Brick and mud walls and a cloth roof reflecting the craft nature of the pavallion, was teh first work completed by Correa's office. Designed and built in six months, it was completed in November 1958.
Fifteen squares, each 7 metres x 7 metres, pivot around an interior garden to create a "maze-like" puzzle box through which the visitors move. Due to Delhi's mild weather the sapces are open and seperated by partitions and verying levels, a theme explored further in later projects.
The single strongest design feature is the roof, made of wood and handloom cloth, conceived as a series of umbrellas or chhatris remniscent of teh traditional shamianas (tents) used in India as temporary covers on festive occasions. The simple plastered walls form the backdrop for the colourful display of cloth and weavings.