Craft Village

Rare Crafts of India

​​Iti Tyagi
Founder of Craft Village, she is an alumnus of NIFT and KLC School of Design, London. She was always inspired by the local artisan and Craftsperson, who have given their lives for the growth & development of Craft Sector. She has worked with cluster development projects of Govt. of India, and has been active in helping Artisans and Craftsman finding new work opportunities. On International Women’s Day, She has been recently conferred with “Nari Shakti Puraskar 2018”, the highest civilian award for women in the Nation by Govt. of  India for her outstanding contribution towards women’s empowerment. Hon’ble President of India Shri. Ram Nath Kovind has presented the award in a glittering ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi. She also met Prime Minister of India later on 9th March. A total of 41 Women achievers and 3 Organisation have been awarded this honour.

Somesh Singh
Co-Founder of Craft Village, he is also a NIFT Alumni, Former Director & Member (Board of Governors), IAM (under AEPC sponsored by Ministry of Textiles & member of IAF & ICSID),

Former Apparel Head, National Institute of Design (NID, under DIPP, Ministry of Industry), Ahmedabad & Innovation & Design from University of California, Berkley, USA)

A Member, NVEQF for Apparel Sector, AICTE (under MHRD) & Sub-Committee on Fashion & Textile Education, MoT, Govt of India

Dr. Himadri Ghosh , Advisor
Textile genius Dr. Himadri Ghosh has been the veteran of Indian Textile Industry and education for more than 5-decades. He has been as head of various positions at NID, Ahmedabad besides being Director of NIFT-TEA. At present he is the Director of Banasthali Institute of Design at Banasthanli University, Rajasthan

Errol Pires Neilson, Advisor
Erroll Pires, the world renowned Camel Braiding Master and former NID Faculty has dedicated his life for this particular Craft creating the first ever “Seamless Garment” that even machines couldn’t produce so far. Erroll has served as Principal Designer & Textiles Faculty at NID for 27 years

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