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

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. 

1. Devanagari, 4-5th August (Saturday & Sunday), 10AM-5PM Both Days, Fees; Rs 5000/-

Devanagari Calligraphy is a visual art related to writing. It is the design and execution of lettering with a broad tip instrument, dip pen, or brush, among other writing instruments. The calligraphic practice can be defined as, "the art of giving form to signs to develop express and communicate ". Calligraphy continues to flourish in the forms of wedding and event invitations, font design and typography, original hand-lettered logo design, religious art, announcements, graphic design and commissioned calligraphic art, cut stone inscriptions, and memorial documents. The Devanagari script is used for over 120 languages, making it one of the most used and adopted writing systems in the world; the workshop would help participants to explore self-expression, and improving hand writing skills.


2. Patachitra, 28-29th July (Saturday & Sunday), 10AM-5PM Both Days, Fees; Rs 5000/-

Patachitra is an age old craft from Orissa and West Bengal. The form that is world famous is the craft from Raghurajpur, which has become the cluster for Patachitra now. This craft form is most innovative in a manner that it has two distinct styles, first the Pata "Canvas" and Chitra "Drawing", and second on the palm leave with etching. The contribution of Patachitra to the world besides the means of communication is “Art of Restoration” which were done by rolling cloth or folding palm fan leaves for carriage, restoration. The chitra (drawings) were inspired from Epics like Mahabharat and Ramayan, or Jaganath Puri as most celebrated forms. Patachitra is a ‪traditional‬ ‪Art‬ Form that has created magic over centuries and perhaps these oldest form inspires contemporary generation of ‪artist‬ and mediums on new tools and techniques, ‪patachitra‬ is one of such forms that informs of a world-class technique of conservation of Art & ‪Craft‬. Palm leaf pattachitra (or Tala Pattachitra in Oriya) is created by first waiting for all the leaves to dry out after being taken from tree. These are then sewn together to form a canvas. The images are traced by using black or white ink to fill grooves etched on rows of equal-sized panels of palm leaf that are sewn together.


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.

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