Craft Village

Rare Crafts of India

Shadow Film Making
Date: 11-12 November 2017
Time: 10.00am-5.00pm
​​Shadow play which is also known as shadow puppetry is an ancient form of storytelling and entertainment which uses flat articulated cut-out figures (shadow puppets) which are held between a source of light and a translucent screen or scrim.Lear film making through shadow puppets

​Facilitator: Manish Halder, Eminent Theatre personality

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Phoolon Ke Rang Se- Natural Dyes and Block Printing
Date: 25-26 November 2017
Time: 10.00am-5.00pm
​​Natural dyes are dyes or colorants derived from plants, invertebrates, or minerals. The majority of natural dyes are vegetable dyes from plant sources—roots, berries, bark, leaves, and wood—and other biological sources such as fungi and lichens

​Facilitator: Dr. Himadri Ghosh, Dir.Banasthali Institute of Design

Mystical kalamkari
Date:12-13 August 2017
Time: 10.00am-5.00pm
2 Day Kalamkari workshop for art and craft enthusiasts. This workshop will encourage fashion and textile artists to paint on textiles and work with natural colors. Hands on experience in 2 day workshop gives sheer pleasure.

​Facilitator: Padma Shri J. Guruppa Chetty

Phulkari Embroidery
Date: 16-17 December 2017
Time: 10.00am-5.00pm
​​Phulkari embroidery technique from the Punjab region (divided between India and Pakistan) literally means flower work, which was at one time used as the word for embroidery, but in time the word “Phulkari” became restricted to embroidered shawls and head scarves. 

​Facilitator: Simran Harika

Rajasthani Phad Painting
Date: 16-17 September 2017
Time: 10.00am-5.00pm
​Phad painting or Phad is a style religious scroll painting and folk painting, practiced in Rajasthan state of India.This style of painting is traditionally done on a long piece of cloth or canvas, known as phad. The narratives of the folk deities of Rajasthan, mostly of Pabuji and Devnarayan are depicted on the phads. 

Facilitator: National Awardee Kalyan Joshi

Mughal Miniature Painting
Date:19-20 August 2017
Time: 10.00am-5.00pm
India has a rich heritage of miniature paintings.Miniature paintings are spread out all over India; however Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh have strong and entrenched styles of paintings such as Nathdwara, Kangra, Picchwai, Basohli, Mughal, Surpur and Guler styles. Learn Rajasthani miniature in 2 day workshop. 

​Facilitator: Padma Shree S Shakir Ali

Date: 4-5 November 2017
Time: 10.00am-5.00pm
​Conceptual photography turns a concept or idea into a photograph. Even though what is depicted in the photographs are real objects, the subject is strictly abstract. Learn 2 days con conceptual/fashion/product/nature photography at the village

​Facilitator: Dr. Deepak John Mathew, Head,Dept. of Design IIT Hyderabd

Disclaimer: Craft Workshops are a medium of self exploration, since art is self exploratory in nature. Craft Village does not interfere in medium and ways a master intends to teach, these workshops are solely on the discretion of Master Artist/Craft men. Art can not be taught in structured manner and each master has an individual style hence each workshop is different. To know more, kindly write us at

Kantha Embroidery
Date: 9-10 September 2017
Time: 10.00am-5.00pm
​Kantha embroidery is derived from 'Katha'-which represents the most iconic stories of West Bengal, this rare craft also has Sanskrit connotation that means ‘rags’, which reflects the fact that Kantha embroidery is made up of discarded garments or textiles or perhaps the best example of oldest sustainable & recycled craft of the world!

​Facilitator: National Awardee Mahamaya Sikdar

IKAT-weaving dreams
Date:26-27 August 2017
Time: 10.00am-5.00pm
Ikats with little blurriness, multiple colours and complicated patterns are more difficult to create and therefore often more expensive. However, the blurriness that is so characteristic of ikat is often prized by textile collectors. Learn art of IKAT from Gajam in a most unique way. Most valuable art for fashion and textile enthusiasts.

​Facilitator: Padma Shree Govardhan Gajam

Art of Braiding
Date: 18-19 November 2017
Time: 10.00am-5.00pm
​​Ply-split braiding is a technique where one twisted cord (“splitter”) passes through another twisted cord or cords splitting the plies of the latter cords (“splittee” cords). This is unlike weaving or many forms of braiding where cloth is formed by threads interlacing in an over-under sequence. Pattern is formed by cord color, and splitting order.

​Facilitator: Errol Pires Nelson, Ex NIDian and Textile Genius

GOND-London Diaries
Date: 28-29 October 2017
Time: 10.00am-5.00pm
​The word Gond comes from Kond, which means green mountains in the dravidian idiom. This would be perhaps the first ever craft form that has truly inspired the contemporary life and art & design world through a representation using the tribal art form.

​Facilitator: Bhajju Shyam (Internationally acclaimed)

Chamba Rumal
Date: 23-24 September 2017
Time: 10.00am-5.00pm
​Chamba Rumaal is one of the rarest Craft forms that use SATIN stitch, the uniqueness of this stitching is that it creates exact motif on both sides of the fabric, and it is impossible to determine the right side of the fabric if the selvedge is not considered.

​Facilitator: Shilp Guru Lalita Vakil

Madhubani Paintings
Date: 16-17 September 2017
Time: 10.00am-5.00pm
​Learn 2 days Madhubani painting with the historical background like none else. There are three styles of Madhubani painting - Kachni (only line work, usually monochrome), Bharni (the subjects are filled with solid color) and Godhana (the figures appear in concentric circles on parallel lines).

​Facilitator: National Awardee Manisha Jha

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