India Craft Week PREVIEW at LCW, London



8 South Audley Street

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+91 9910754364


Dates- 8-10th May 

Timings 10AM to 6PM


1. Ply-Split Braiding
2. Tangalia Weaving
3. Kharad Weaving
4. Bidri Metal Craft
5. Rogan Textile Art
6. Chamba Embroidery
7. Pinjarakari Wood Craft
8. Phad Painting

9. Pashmina Calligraphy Weaving

10. Kagzi Clay & Pottery


In association with 

DEMONSTRATION SCHEDULE, (Prior Booking necessary. 10- seats per session AND free registrations).


Timings- 11AM to 1PM

Bidri Metal Ware from Karnataka, India (CANCELLED)

Master; National & International Award Winning Rashid Qadri is a dynasty craftsperson who has been instrumental in reviving Bidri Silver Crafts. He has innovated new methods of carving, inlaying and finishing of metal inlay in Zinc & Copper alloy with Silver.

Timings- 2PM to 5PM

Phad Narrative Art from Rajasthan, India
Kalyan Joshi hails from Bhilwara, Rajasthan. The Joshi comes from “Jyotshi” meaning astrologers, and he is amongst only 7-authentic phad artists practising this art form in the world. He has been conferred by National Award, and many other prestigious accolades. He has also helped in creating wall narratives using this art in various villages across India on conserving water, sanitation and planting trees.  

Timings- 11AM to 1PM

Rogan Textile Art from Gujarat, India
Master; Gafoor Bhai Khatri is amongst the last generation to practice this intricate textile craft, he is recently also been conferred 4th Highest civilian award of India ‘Padmashri’ for protecting and reviving this craft in 2007. The Rogan-Textile craft practiced by the master (looks like 3-D printed textiles), and done in natural oil colors using stick.

Timings- 2PM to 5PM

Chamba Rumaal Embroidery from Himachal Pradesh, India (CANCELLED)
Lalita Vakil, President Gold medal winner has been one of finest craftswomen to practice this embroidered form in region of Chamba Valley, inspired from Pahari Miniature paintings she has brought the same finesse in even embroidered form, which is done on khaddar in satin stitch. It is only form of Textile which has no wrong side.

Timings- 11AM to 1PM

Pashmina Weaving from Kashmir, India (SEATS FULL)
Majid Mir, one of youngest Kashmiri weaver comes from the family, whose forefathers had evolved and innovated calligraphy weaving in Pashmina centuries back. Being a National Award winner and having developed finest weaving techniques in urdu calligraphy most of his shawls talks about heaven on earth, and that is the natural beauty of Kashmir.

Timings- 2PM-5PM

Kagzi Pottery from Rajasthan, India
Om Prakash Galav comes from a community called Prajapati, who has been engaged in Ramgarh Clay and Pottery for last so many centuries. He besides being National Award Winner has many national and international records to his credit for making world’s smallest pottery to largest ‘Hukkah”.


For the first time, Craft Village bring 10-rare crafts from India to the UK under ‘India Craft Week (ICW) Preview’ at fifth edition of London Craft Week. The ICW will showcase montage of 5000-years of rich Heritage & Culture through Indian Crafts forms in Wood (Pinjarakari), Textiles (Kharad, Chamba Rumaal), 3-D Textiles (Rogan, Tangalia & Camel-Belt Braiding), Metal (Bidri), Narrative Art (Phad Paintings), Weaving (Pashmina) & Pottery (Kagzi). All these Rare Craft forms would be exhibited & demonstrated by National & International Award Winning Masters. A diversity of Folk Art, Textile Tradition, and Material Culture will showcase finest Indian Craftsmanship in building “Timeless Treasures”. The idea of the exhibit is to connect global audience with long lost tradition & culture, that has for centuries worked for sustainable culture, community development, know-how of local & natural resources in effective manner, recycle and reuse. India Craft Week Preview is aimed to share “Good stories untold” and share "Fascinating Narratives, Less Explored Culture & Tradition, Celebrated Folklore & Celebration of Creativity & Imaginative Trails & extra-ordinary lives of Artisans and Craftsperson" to the world. ICW Preview in London is an experience of authentic culture more than just a destination.

8-10th May 2019


India Craft Week