Day-4 (7th Dec, 11-5PM)

Madhubani

Made with Love


Madhubani painting is practiced in the Mithila region of Bihar and Nepal, it is called Mithila or Madhubani art. Often characterized by complex geometrical patterns, these paintings are known for representing ritual content for particular occasions, including festivals, religious rituals, etc. 

Day-2 (5th Dec, 11-5PM)

Bidri

Art of Silverware


Bidri, an exquisite metal craft that involves intricate inlay work with silver sheets on an alloy of zinc and copper. This results in a striking contrast between the glistening silver design and the black metallic surface. The Bahamani sultans had ruled Bidar in the 14th–15th centuries. 

Phulkari

The Soul of Punjab


Learn the science of embroidery, as without tracing make designs & Phulkari on fabric, which makes it one of the most unique embroidery form of India. Symbolic significance of colors and motifs in Phulkari is of great importance,

Rogan

Colors in Desert


Rogan in Persian means "oil-based". The motifs used in Rogan art, such as geometric flowers, peacocks, and the tree of life, evoke a once-sublime culture and its understanding of beauty The process of applying this oil-based paint to fabric has been done by Khatri community for ages

Bagru

Art of Dyeing


Bagru has its own distinct character and historically. Its work of block printing. Its soil and climate provide a perfect blend for this exclusive style of printing. Dabu printing is famous in Bagru in which clay, gum, ruined wheat, limestone and cow pies are mixed together and printed on the fabric.

Shadow Puppetry

The tale of two worlds


Shadow Puppetry is an ancient form of storytelling and entertainment which uses flat articulated cut-out figures held between a source of light and a translucent screen or scrim. The cut-out shapes of the puppets sometimes include translucent color or other types of detailing. Various effects can be achieved by moving both the puppets and the light source.



Mysore Paintings

The Deccan delight


Quite similar to the Tanjore Paintings, Mysore Paintings of India make use of thinner gold leaves and require much more hard work. The most popular themes of these paintings include Hindu Gods and Goddesses and scenes from Hindu mythology. The grace, beauty and intricacy is impeccable.

Leather Puppetry

Let the play begin


This art was famous by the name Tholu Bommalata and now the ancient form of this Art has been transformed in to Craft Art by the way of interior designing and giving livelihood opportunities in the region. Primarily these craft items are made with goat leather. The main reason behind it is that the process of this Art is done traditionally using naturally available material, natural dye colours as well as iron frames. 

Kalamkari

The Mystical Fabric


Explore ancient style of hand painting done on cotton or silk fabric with a tamarind pen, using natural dyes. The word Kalamkari is derived from a Persian word where ‘kalam‘ means pen and ‘kari‘ refers to craftsmanship.

Miniature Paintings

Art of Finesse


Learn the finest Art by delicate brushwork, a mélange of colours, and graceful forms, drawing intricate details, that even today, with so much modernization, squirrel hair is used to create the brushes used in this art form.

Day-3 (6th Dec, 11-5PM)

Phad

Epic of Pabuji


Drenched in tradition and history, India’s varied folk art forms have narrated stories for centuries through vibrant visual representation. And while each one is culturally significant, Phad painting of Rajasthan particularly stands out for its unique history, origin, and valour. 

Kalighat Paintings

Birth of an Era


Go back to the nineteenth century, with only school of painting that flourished in Bengal and gave the traditional art of scroll paintings, called Patua. These paintings were done on cloth or patas with Natural Colors

Chamba Rumal 

The Poetry in Threads


Learn the art of finest embroidery done on fine linen/khaddar with silk thread. The work can be best described as exquisite needle paintings because the embroidery is so fine that an underside cannot be distinguished. 

Gond Paintings

The London Diaries


Gond paintings are a form of painting from folk and tribal art that is practiced by one of the largest tribes in India with whom it shares its name. Gond comes from the Dravidian expression, Kondwhich means ‘the green mountain’. 

INDIA CRAFT WEEK

        GOOD STORIES UNTOLD

Day-5 (8th Dec, 11-5PM)

Day-1 (4th Dec, 11-5 PM)

Mata-Ni-Pachedi

Wall of Fame


Sneak Peak into one of the finest Fabric Painting technique from Gujarat. The term Mata-ni-Pachedi originated from Gujarati language, where Mata means ‘goddess’, ni means ‘belongs to’ and Pachedi means ‘behind’ .

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Ply-Split Braiding


Ply-Split Braiding is an ancient art that is practiced for making elaborate camel girths and other animal regalia of hand-spun goat hair, wool or sometimes cotton in northwestern India. Today, the technique is used by fiber artists to create handmade decorative items including neck-wear, bags, household décor, garments and three-dimensional structures such as baskets and sculptures. 

Black Stone Pottery

The Royal Fables


Know the secret recipe of making fascinating black pottery, also known as Longpi Pottery or Stone pottery is a traditional craft from Manipur also known as Longpi Ham. The material used in Longpi is made from a mixture of Black serpentite stone and weathered rock which are mixed in a three to one ratio. The strength is provided by the Serpentite rock and the weathered rock acts as a binding agent. 

Kantha

The Bangla Tales


The most popular embroidery form of Bengal, yarn is taken from old saree borders; the design is then traced and finally covered `with running stitches. Today this kind of embroidery can be found on shawls, pillow covers, dupattas and home furnishings as well. 

Pichwai

Art of divinity


They are usually done in deep shades of green and blue since these represent the hues of Lord Krishna, and are touched with Gold. The Pichwai style is from the Nathdwara School, Different seasons and events in Lord Krishna’s life are depicted in Pichwais.  

Sanjhi

Light & Shadow


Sanjhi is the ancient art of paper stencilling practised across Mathura and Vrindavan. It was traditionally used to make ritualistic and ceremonial rangolis in temples dedicated to Lord Krishna. The term Sanjhi is derived from Sanjhior dusk.