Interactive Sessions: An Agenda for Crafting Lives (11 AM to 1 PM)
a) One World: One Crafts? Craft beyond language, ethnicity, race, religion, nations, and gender?
b) Art of Dyeing: Will Scarcity of water affect textile clusters?
c) Lost embroidered tradition: Does ageing population of Craftsman will bring an end to such finest work?
d) Fined Art: Is there any crafts funding at all?
e) Copy Right! Shall Artisan get their due in the age of IPR & imitation?
f) Craft Awards: Net asset or a Liability?
g) Is it time to get rid of Crafts Documentation from curriculum?
h) Who should value crafts: Individual, Market or Governments?
i) Shall Craft Education be mandatory for everyone?
j) If Indian crafts are considered luxury, why not Indian crafts?
Dr. Ghada Hijjawi Qaddumi, President, World Crafts Council-Asia Pacific Region
Padmashri Shakir Ali, Master Artist Rajasthan Miniature Paintings,
Dr. Himadri Ghosh, Director, BID and former academic head NID, Ahmedabad,
Erroll Pires Nelson, Master of Camel Braiding and Former Faculty, NID, Ahmedabad,
Manisha Jha, Brand Ambassador of Sante Fe Tribal Art festival, USA & the National Award Winner,
J. Niranjan, President, Paramparik Karigar & Nantong International Award Winner,
Dr. Fatina Saiklay, Founder and Director of Co-Creando & Sustainable Ideas Lab, Milan, Italy,
Prof. (Dr.) Aftab Gharda, Academic Coordinator, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Coventry University, United Kingdom,
Iti Tyagi, Founder, Craft Village
Somesh Singh, Co-founder, Craft Village and Former Apparel Head, NID, Ahmedabad
Alan Saga, International Award Winning Mexican Designer
Cynthia Mejares, International Award Winning Mexican Designer
& Many other panelists
Craft Workshops on 2nd International Craft Day (2-5 PM)
Jugaad by Shyam Kumar (NID Graduate): Product Making workshops using the tradition of recycle & reuse. Most of the world is struggling with over consumption and anti-dumping, in such a scenario innovative ideas can make “best out of waste”. It also enables thought process to consume responsibly, while enabling creative thinking and being innovative.
Devnagiri by Inku Kumar (renowned calligrapher): Calligraphy techniques of the universal Script. 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.
Language of Clay by Shivbhadra (renowned potter): Clay and Pottery workshop, making clay and pottery products. Hands on exploration will help participants to go tactile & explore clay as medium like never before. It also enables 3-d thinking and understanding of clay in unconventional manner. “Crafting Strategy” by Harvard Business Review compared potter with CEO’s of the company, and how potters can help learn many things that are important for decision making.
Patachitra Paintings by Shrimanta Das (Orissa dynastical artist): Learn traditional Painting from Raghurajpur, Orissa by needle on Palm Leaves & Canvas by means of etched drawings (Chitras). These forms have very high moral value, (Pata meaning canvas, and Chitra meaning picture). This particular art form has fascinating stories and narratives of epical folklore. It also helps in learning “Art of Restoration” either by rolling cloth or folding palm fan leaves for carriage, restoration.
Madhubani by Mithila Painters: Workshop on Bharni, Kachhni & Godna techniques. Originally started with the marriage of Sita, Mithila paintings (also known as Madhubani) have been celebrated across the world. Mithila painting or Bhitti Chitra was discovered in 1934 when a massive earthquake hit Bihar. Interestingly, Pupul Jayakar told Indira Gandhi that Picasso has been to Bihar and he has done paintings that has been found, they were actually Madhubani paintings. Madhubani paintings prevent deforestation as artists painted Hindu deities on Trees, restraining people from cutting. This Craft beyond giving a perspective into history and culture would help participants to explore the layers of a society and understand them into broader context.
Traditional Food (11-7PM)
A range of cuisines from North to South, East to West bringing authentic flavours of Indian traditional & cultural food.
Folk Dance & Music (5-7PM)
Swirling Sandunes-Traditional Dance of Rajasthan: Kalbeliya Dance, bhavai dance & Ghoomar by Kalbeli & Jogi Community of Rajasthan, the original community that has been practising these Dance Forms for last 1000 years.
Desert Heartbeat-Rajasthani Folk Song & Music by Latif Khan: He & his family belong to Manganiar Community who sung Folk songs for last 700-years.
Folk & Traditional Art Exhibition (11-7PM)
“Timeless Treasures” Exhibition of Indian & World Crafts; by witnessing most astounding and breath-taking work of world masters & craft legends, you have never seen before!
The Art of Finesse: Miniature Paintings by Padmashri Shakir Ali
Epic of Pabuji: Phad Paintings by Padmashri Shreelal Joshi & Kalyan Joshi
Mystical Kalamkari by Padmashri Gurappa Chetty
Magic Weaving: Ikat by Padmashri Gajam Govardhan
The etched soul- Patchitra by Shilp Guru Gangadhar Maharana,
The Desi Picasso’s: Madhubani Paintings by Icon of Sante Fe, Manisha Jha
Seamless: Camel Braiding by World Legend Erroll Pires Nelson
The running tales: Kantha by Mahamaya Sikdar, National Award Winner & President Gold Medalist
London Diaries: Gond Tribal Art by World famous Bhajju Shyam
From the Valleys of Chamba: Embroidered Rumaal Tradition by Shilpguru Lalita Vakil
Terracota, Crochet, Kantha, Phulkari, Warli Paintings, Mata Ni Pachedi, Ajrakh, Dabu & Indigo, Zardozi & Aari Embroidery: World of Wonders, Mutva Mud Work, Patch & Quilt Work and many more..
Award Winning Exhibition (11-7PM): An exhibition of rare work on theme “Craft beyond Borders” by Artisans and Master Craftsman, Winners of International Craft Awards 2017.
Craft Product Exhibition (11-7PM) by Craftpreneurs of India, young and established designers, organisations and NGOs working with craftsman and craft sector.
All the entry to international craft village is by prior registrations only (and the passes once bought cannot be cancelled and are non-transferrable). Entry Charges: Rs 500/- (per person), Craft/Design Workshops: Only for workshops one needs to pay Rs 1000/- (per participant, includes material and entry is complimentary), No discounts on any workshops as a policy (minimum age for participation is 13-years).
About International Craft Day
International Craft Day is marked on 15th October every calendar year, the day is dedicated to celebrate world crafts, and it received overwhelming response from Craft Lovers, Craft Companies, Design Institutions and general public at large. This year's International Craft Day (ICD) brings on board more diverse craft forms, new artisans and visitors from many nations. The special introduction this year is International Craft Awards to recognize artisans/craftsman, designers, organisations and others who have dedicated life for the development of crafts and craft sector.
The global craft & folk tradition is disappearing fast, and 'Handmade' has been taken over by 'Machinemade', posing great threat to most of the craft tradition practiced across the world. Crafts for long have been perceived as decorative objects and the reason is “Good stories untold”. The essence of which has not been able to effectively communicated with the changing world. Crafts have single universal language across the world, when we look at the wooden toys from Mexico and the ones made in Karnataka they look strikingly similar. Similarly, camel braiding in Rajasthan or in New York resembles identical, Shibori of Japan or Bandhini of Jaipur origins from the same spirit, Kalamkari of Srikalahasti or Thai folk art have similar characters, basketry in Guwahati or Basketry in Indonesia you can hardly differentiate. Thangka Paintings from north east India resembles folk art of Tibet. Rajasthani miniature paintings has the same intricacy as the Persian miniature paintings and the list is endless....These crafts may have originated at different places, times or by different dynasty but they all look like as if they have originated from one culture, one tradition & one world. The world craft has certainly one genre, and that is the spirit of people, their culture and endless passion of craftsman and artisan. International Craft Day this year celebrates "One World, One Craft", that transcends tradition & culture beyond boundaries to a world that is one in its timeless tradition. The “International Craft Day” captured people’s imagination to link and associate with rare Crafts through various planned activities. It also provided an opportunity to like-minded people to come, share & learn and give back to the society, and for others it was a perfect platform to learn and appreciate these craft forms.
Craft Village invites Craft enthusiasts, Designers, Creative Community, Crafters, Students and Faculty members, Creative Organisations, Craft Companies; NGO's to be part of "International Craft Day" to come together & celebrate these rare and exclusive crafts. The Day also assumes significance till last year there was no dedicated day for "International Crafts". The day long activities would have Craft Workshop and tribal/folk exhibition by World renowned masters and celebrated Crafts persons from across the globe. Exhibition-cum sale by leading Craftprenuers, Brands & leading labels. More than 1000 invitees & patrons attended the event last year with leading schools, colleges & institutions attending various activities and knowledge seminars by international designers and experts. Be a part of this important day and help tradition & culture to revive, helping millions of families across the world that still practices their passion and tradition...
Timings: 10.00 am-6.00 pm (IST)
Entry Ticket- INR 500/- per person, Workshop Ticket: Rs 1000/- per person
(ENTRY to the venue is by prior registrations only and tickets are non refundable for ENTRY as well as WORKSHOPS)
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