Event Details

The 100 producer craft utsav of handmade products has been organized by ‘The Crafts Council of India (CCI)’ in collaboration with ‘A Hundred Hands’. Two not for profit organisations working towards sustaining, preserving and supporting the Handmade sector. The 100 producers include individual artisans as well as designers, NGOs and craftepreneurs working with craft.
After a 2 year covid–imposed break in craft exhibitions and sales, CCI is ready to showcase to the city’s discerning craft lovers an amazing range of Handicrafts and Weaves  – Traditional paramparik craft skills, contemporary and innovative design sensibilities, ingenious and fun mixed forms, shapes and material.
It’s time to explore, support and help sustain the handmade. Time to encourage the ‘Artisan Collective’ to continue to bring to the next generation a great handmade tradition which if not encouraged may lead to a slow death of our heritage and skilled craftsman. Come shop the best of Hand crafts from diverse parts of the country, understand the artisan handmade story, see the pride and skill when he demonstrates the making of his craft and soak in the creative vibe.
Listen to tribal stories in Jambu Dwarka’s Bhil artfacts, and soak in the colour-drenched mythologies of Gond tribes in their magnificent paintings. Prepare to set your table with Manipur’s iconic ‘cook and serve’ Longpi crockery. Andhra’s traditional puppetry craft tells stories drawn from the Epics, while the lampshades and wall hangings are exquisite works of art. For dressing up walls the classical Mural art paintings of Kerala done to perfection vie with the lyrical beauty of Pichwai paintings and the folk art charm of Phad art. Paper craft and TamilNadu’s papier mache dolls, Kauna grass products from the North East as well as Assam’s eye-catching Basketry exhibit both craftsmanship of a high order and craft traditions’ innate philosophy of sustainable creativity. And there is more. Also on view Tahir’s wooden block products, Nizzamudin’s hand stitched razai patches and the recycled lamps done by Jagadish. Harappa pottery by Muni Raju – Zangina stops one in once tracks with its 4000 year old craft vibe. Select from a wide variety of textiles that hum with colour, texture and diversity. Choose from Maheshwari, Bandini, Ajrak and Chanderi sarees and yardage, patchwork textiles, Patola heritage sarees and Gamchas West Bengal’s unique textile offering.
CCI will also feature 2 Workshops everyday through the week. Come and explore the many creative voices and vibes of artisans while they demonstrate their craft and narrate their experiences.
Don’t miss CCI’s enclosures showcasing its recent grass-root interventions with women clusters at Pulicat, Veeravanallur and Pathamadai. CCI in collaboration with Tamil Nadu Skill Development Corporation (TNSDC) has upskilled the women here in digital and financial literacy to improve the livelihood generation ability of the Community. Navarathri gollu dolls from a recent project of CCI will be available at the stall from Kancheepuram. CCI has been helping the  Kancheepuram gollu doll makers with new models, better finishes and an aesthetic colour palette.
Take a break from shopping at the Food stalls, have a quick snack and a cool drink.  A variety of packaged goodies to explore, buy and savour at leisure.
We invite you with family and friends to come support, sustain and preserve the Handmade movement. Come together in helping secure sustainable livelihoods of the Artisan Collective.
All this and much more awaits you at “Artisan Collective”.
Sanjhi Workshop:

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Mithila painting workshop:
Mughal Miniature painting workshop:
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