An Overview of The Royal Footwear: Punjabi Juttis

Image Source: The versatile, durable and one of the oldest materials, leather was once used to adorn the feet of the Kings. The same material, later on, went on to become the raw material for not just sturdy shoes for the mass, but also for exquisite footwear symbolizing royalty. Over the course of time, […]

A Peek at Bamboo and Cane Crafts in India

Bamboo Crafts in India are well-known crafts. All thanks to its eco-friendly attributes for making it a prominent craft form. From centuries, bamboo crafts had been on an apex position as India is one of the largest producers of bamboo as well as the cane. The bamboo craft has been giving a jump to the […]

A Mesmerizing Narrative Performance by Shri Madan Lal Bhopa and Team

A narrative performance on Pabuji-ri-phad by Shri Madan Lal Bhopa and his team was organized on 11th April from 8.00 pm to 10.00 pm at IICD lawn. This performance was a part of the module on craft and community being conducted by Mr. Madan Meena. Students, faculties, and alumni of IICD were plunged into the […]

IICD is now awarding a degree in Crafts & Design Courses

Jaipur 18 March | The students of Indian Institute of Crafts & Design (IICD) will now be awarded a degree in Bachelors of Design and Masters of Design by the Central University of Rajasthan. The degree will be awarded to the students of the upcoming academic session – 2017-2018. IICD will be nation’s first Craft […]

A Glimpse At the Terracotta Plaques by Molela


A Glimpse At the Terracotta Plaques by Molela A small village in the Rajsamand district, Molela is situated on the banks of Banas River. The uniqueness of the village is defined by the terracotta plaques that are built here. Interestingly, it is the only place in the whole of India where the potters are involved […]

Kantha Embroidery: Stitching Traditional Elegance on the Fabrics

Came into existence a whopping 500 years back in West Bengal, the Kantha Embroidery is quintessential skill and talent of the rural women of the state. Kantha literally means ‘Throat’, and it is associated with Lord Shiva. Earlier used to ornament sarees, quilts and dhotis, Kantha gradually evolved and made its way to the heart […]

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IICD has organized its 5th convocation for graduating students on 16th February 2016. Chief guest for this event is eminent craft personality Ms. Jaya Jaitely who will be conferring students with the diplomas and awards for academic excellence


IICD conducted a symposium on 15 February 2016 at Jaipur. The topic of symposium was Crafts & Luxury and Crafts & Intellectual Property Rights. The topics generated discussion to explore the changes and identify aspects leading to continuity of the vibrant craft traditions of India. The symposium brought together experts, artisans, planners, designers, architects and […]