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Connecting To The Roots : India Crafts Week

Team Mojarto 18 Dec 2018

India’s 1st official craft's week was organised earlier this month from the 1st to 5th of December 2018 at GMR Aerocity, New Delhi in association with Crafts Village, a social enterprise for revival of crafts.

Inside India Crafts Week 2018. Image Courtsey : Crafts Village

Iti Tyagi, Founder of India Craft Week elaborates on the need of a crafts week in India, “Crafts has always been perceived mediocre in India, though world over hand-crafted and hand-made has found a great demand. The formats of yester years are still predominant like Mela, Bazaar and Haats. However, the consumer generation world over has changed and is looking for more aspirational and well branded products, and therefore there is an enough opportunity to build or re-invent a new imagery for Craft Sector & Products. Such initiatives like India Craft Week is also of significance, as the next generation of Craftsperson/Artisan find no livelihood as well as glamour in this industry, and hence in absence of both have been changing their profession to new areas. If we don’t act now, we will not be able to stop this migration resulting in end of the rare & exclusive craft skills existing for generations and for thousands of years. We will lose an era.”

Image Courtsey : India Crafts Week

The 2nd edition of International Craft Award (ICA) 2018 also held on the first day of the event in reorganisation of the Craftsman, Artisans and Designers from across the world for their outstanding contribution in sustainable & inclusive development for Craft Sector.

The India Crafts Week showcased the creations of the finest Artisans, which includes the rare forms of crafts ranging from weaving, metal work, embroidery, woodwork, folk art etc,  that are at the verge of extinction like Kharad  and Rogan from Kutch, Gujarat; Chamba Rumaal, Bidri, Pinjarakari etc.

Some of the spectacular displays included the longest 100ft Gond Painting; exquisite Wood crafted book with scriptures, photographs; Phad Tree,Shibori, Miniature Painting, etc.

Crafts demonstration. Image Courtsey : India Crafts Week

While adding on behalf of GMR, Aman Kapoor, Head, Aerocity tells “This partnership with Craft Village was natural, as Terminal-3 is first connect of most of International Travellers to India, and Aerocity being the touch point needs to reflect the richness of Indian Tradition, Culture and Crafts to the world.

Crafts demonstration. Image Courtsey : India Crafts Week

He adds, “India Craft Week is an attempt to mark a new beginning for Aerocity as the neo-culture destination for people from across the world to come and explore India, and our role is to connect contemporary with a rich heritage, and at GMR we firmly believe in preserving and promoting rare and exclusive crafts”.

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