Rare Crafts of India
International Craft Day, 15th October 2019
International Craft Day is on 15th October, 2019 and celebrated every calendar year on the same day, dedicated to acknowledge world crafts and the tireless work of millions of artisan & crafts person, the celebration of last three International Craft Day has received great response from all over. The special introduction in 2017 was 1st ever International Craft Awards to recognize artisans/craftsman, designers, organisations and others who have dedicated life for the development of crafts and craft sector. Even Google has recognised this as an important day!
Baithak 2019, is an interactive session and deliberation by experts and participants of Craft Sector, to think together, work together, and to chart out the vision for Craft Sector at large, so that many directions for Policy can emerge and can be drafted and sent to Government of India to have dialogue, rethinking and newer perspectives of not only surviving this sector, but to create a new model for inclusive and financial growth, employment generation, sustainable culture and creating a new outlook for traditional heritage & culture. The session would be divided into two parts;
The 2nd International Craft Day was inaugurated by Dr. Ghada Hijjawi Qaddumi, President, World Craft Council-APRin the presence of dignitaries from across the world. The day saw Craft Display, Craft Shops, Rare & exclusive Craft workshops, Interactive session titled An Agenda for Survival; Crafting Lives, Traditional and Folk Music, Traditional Food and many others. The objective of day long was to bring back essence of lost craft & folk tradition, and fast disappearing 'Handmade', posing great threat to the employments of millions of families across the globe. If “Good stories untold” continues, the coming generation would only hear stories of these fascinating crafts rather them really witnessing them. It is high time that these "Skills" must be preserved and the secret recipe of finest work across various centuries must be stored back. As Crafts only have universal language to this civilization. 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 every year celebrates "One World, One Craft", that transcends tradition & culture beyond boundaries to a world that is one in its timeless tradition.
Lets celebrate this important day and help tradition & culture to revive, helping millions of families across the world that still practices their passion and tradition...
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