Craft Village

Rare Crafts of India

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 info@craftvillage.org.in

1. Pichhwai-The Wall of Fame, 22-23rd September (Saturday & Sunday), 10AM-5PM Both Days, Fees; Rs 5000/-

1. Original demonstration of hand painting on a original scroll made of cloth using natural colors, pre and post treatments on the fabric.
2. To learn core theme of this rare craft form and it's integration to modern themes and interpretations without changing its core.
3. The word Pichhwai stands for hanging at the back (Sanskrit word “Pichh” means back and “Wais” means hanging). Pichhwai paintings are big sized paintings done on cotton cloth using natural colours and are hung behind the idol of Lord Shrinath Ji to depict his leelas.
4. You can create your own original pieces of Pichhwai at the end of two day workshop using the most authentic technique used specially in Nathdwara.
5. Each participant (those who attend both the days) would get completion certificate signed by the master artist at the end of successful completion.
6. Each participant would also get an opportunity to see and understand original & traditional pichhwai done by master artist and it's nuances of colour composition, nature and form, stories, themes, detailing etc.

Pichhwai have become the main centre of attraction of Nathdwara and are in much demand among Indian & Foreign visitors. The artists live mostly in Chitron ki gali (Street of paintings) and Chitrakaron ka mohallah (colony of painters) and make a close community with constant interaction. Often a Pichhwai painting is a group effort, where several skilful painters work together under the supervision of a master artist. Pichhwai are hung behind Srinathji's idol at Nathdwara temple.

​2. Seamless-The Art of Braiding, 13-14th October (Saturday & Sunday), 10AM-5PM Both Days, Fees; Rs 5000/-

The two day workshop helps you learn one of the most authentic & rare craft techniques on Ply-Split Braiding historically evolved at Jaisalmer, Rajasthan by nomads. This craft technique is only technique in the world to be most versatile with which you can create any product, be it Apparel, and Accessories, Made-ups, Textiles, Furniture or anything you imagine. The workshop helps you in;
1. Learning the concept of Ply-split that NO crochet or macramé can ever do.
2. Since it’s done with hands, using fingers making it a highly tactile and meditative craft form. 
3. It helps you to understand structure and design through braiding, and the technique can help you create products with no wastage, universal fitting, organic fibres and is sustainable.
4. It brings on board very interesting patterns achieved through three dimensional braiding, that itself create very compositional visual aesthetics.
5. It helps eliminate all processes in Textiles and Apparels including printing, dyeing, processing, pattern-making, construction by creating garments and accessories that has “Seamless and Timeless” appeal, no technology is yet developed as counter to camel braiding to create seamless garments & products.
6. This workshop is must for every craft enthusiast, every fashion, design and textiles student, researcher, faculty and professionals, who want a fashion product to be Innovative and sustainable. 

Note: The workshops are organised by the best master's in the world, the above fee includes material, lunch and certificate signed by the master.

You can register for these crafts of India workshops by paying on PayU money link, many people confuse these workshops with exhibition, pl. no walk-in without prior registration, and these are NOT exhibitions. 

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