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Overview of crafts paf
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Overview of crafts paf
Overview of crafts paf
Overview of crafts paf
Overview of crafts paf
Overview of crafts paf
Overview of crafts paf
Overview of crafts paf
Overview of crafts paf
Overview of crafts paf
Overview of crafts paf
Overview of crafts paf
Overview of crafts paf
Overview of crafts paf
Overview of crafts paf
Overview of crafts paf
Overview of crafts paf
Overview of crafts paf
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  • 1. Overview of Indian craftsCuratingJatin Bhatt the Commerce of Crafts Director Edusign Consulting P. Ltd New Delhi 18 July 2009 New Delhi For PAF
  • 2. The context of crafts Functionality & usability Ritualistic & religious Adornment & identityEulogizing & status recognition
  • 3. Categorizing crafts• Clay & terracotta • Glass & ceramics• Metal-ferrous & nonferrous • Embroidery & embellishment• Wood • Lacquer & lacquer wood• Stone • Flowers, leaves & natural• Grass & reed materials• Horn, bone & skin(Leather) • Fiber & yarn (Textiles) • Pigments & dyes
  • 4. www.indoroman.com
  • 5. Woven Textiles
  • 6. Characteristics of crafts• Opulent & elaborate• Handmade with dexterity in skills• Representative of local materials & climate• Innovative in material & process manipulation• Distinct in regional aesthetics & expression• No waste & natural in approach & process• Eco-friendly scale of production & practice• Learnt through hands-on experiences• Representative of tacit knowledge & wisdom• Core basis for all material technology today• Creative cultural expression & representing tradition• Micro-enterprise as livelihood & self employment

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