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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