Rare Crafts of India
“It was an amazing experience to work alongside this great artist. Bhajju is such an endearing person, his simplicity and down to earth persona really moved me. And what an incredible imagination he has which he puts down on paper with amazing talent. The balance of colours and intricate detailing were a delight to watch. So happy to be part of this workshop! Yashashri Shukla, IAS Officer
“Craft Village is a beautiful place for experiential learning of crafts in an organic natural environment. It is a wonderful space that would help free flow of ideas and creativity. It has a wonderful library collection and an inspiring space. It is a beautiful project and I am sure with Iti's vision and Mr. Somesh's extensive experience, it will grow and prosper to give future generations an exposure and passion for crafts, and provide sustainable growth to the crafts itself”.
Dr. Anupama Pasricha, Associate Professor & Department Chair, Apparel Merchandising & Design, St. Catherine University, St. Paul, USA
Craft Village is a social organisation (a member of World Craft Council-APR, Res-Artis, Netherlands, and Residency Unlimited, New York) based out of New Delhi, working for the training and promotion of Craft Sector. In last 4-years it has trained more than 10000+ Urban & Global population through Rare & Exclusive Craft Workshops, including learners from countries like Singapore, Indonesia, USA, UK, Netherlands, Poland, Mexico, Japan, Europe and many others, which has helped not only Indian crafts to build an interface with global consumers but also increased demands of craft & cultural products. The various activities helped 100's of Craft Forms and thousands of Artisans to get a chance to connect with modern consumers, Industry and Craft Patrons. Government recognized Craft Village for its innovative approach for bringing newer talents and connecting traditional crafts with modern consumers. Craft Village has impacted more than lives of 2-million people directly & indirectly, while connecting metros & Tier-2 cities with Rural India.
"If an Artisan is promoted, Patola would find another generation, Kutch embroidery would be a Christian Dior adornment, Benarasi Zari work would go for Oscar's Red Carpet, Kantha would embellish Gucci Trench Coat, Jawaja would have Jimmy Choo finesse and an Artisan will find motivation for life"