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India Craft Week 2019 is Coming to Aerocity

India Craft Week 2019 is Coming to Aerocity
A Phad painting by National Award-winner Kalyan Joshi, Photo Credit: India Craft Week

Handicraft pioneers from across the country are coming together for the heritage crash course you never knew you needed.

OT Staff
October 03 , 2019
02 Min Read

Find it difficult to grow your crafts arsenal without a visit to every state? Need a specific piece that you won’t find anywhere else? Chances are the India Craft Week 2019 (ICW) could help you out. Slated from December 4 and 8 at GMR Square, Aerocity, the event will celebrate the best of Indian handicraft traditions under one roof. And if you’re driving back from Terminal 3, it’s the perfect spot to grab stellar souvenirs.
 Chamba Rumal showing stories from Indian mythology, by Lalita Vakil

The ICW will bring together master artisans, contemporary names as well as crafts organisations for a five-day fiesta of colour, creativity and learning. The showcase will feature the work of artistic giants like Padma Shri Bhajju Shyam, plus highlight lesser-known artforms like the Chamba Rumal, Sanjhi paper cutting, black stone pottery from Manipur, and Phad and Rogan painting. More household names like Jaipur’s blue pottery, West Bengal’s Kalighat paintings or Bihar’s Madhubani style will also be on display.

Persian-influenced Rogan painting on a 50-year-old skirt, by Abdul Gafar Khatri

A majority of the exhibitors are state and national award-winners, and their convergence at ICW is likely to be an unmatched gathering of indigenous knowledge and innovation.  Madhubani painting of Ganesha, by Manisha Jha

Other than the heritage products and repertoires to explore, ICW plans to keep things exciting with unique crafts experiences and programming. We’re particularly looking forward to ‘Craft Rare’ and its goal of conserving and promoting endangered handicrafts; ‘Craft Panorama’, for its award-winning tribal folk and fine art collection; and the craft workshops, where one can get a first-hand experience of techniques using textiles, pottery, metal, and more. 

Visitors at a past edition of ICWIndia Craft Week 2019 operates under Craft Village, a New Delhi-based organisation. For event registration and the full program schedule, visit ICW’s official website. You can also sign up on Insider. Tickets are priced at Rs 499 for single-day entry, and at Rs 2,000 for all five days. Both prices are excluding symposium and workshop charges.


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