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September 2, 2019
Mendh ki Chapai workshop in IICD

Mendh ki Chapai workshop in IICD

THE PERFUMED FABRIC’ (A workshop on Mendh ki chapai)   The very imagination of India invokes in every heart, an unadulterated image of vibrance. This colourful rainbow is painted by its dynamic geography, diverse people, distinct culture and a million sparkles of a thousand unique crafts, beaded in the threads of utility, aesthetics and emotions. But the increasing pace of time, changing human aspirations and interactions, and an ever transfiguring relationship between the humanity and […]
September 2, 2019
KHUSHIRAM PANDEY

KHUSHIRAM PANDEY

Khushiram is a fifth generation block printer from Chhipa Community of Sanganer, Jaipur. He painted his ancestral learning in the colours of crafts and design education at IICD, Jaipur. This augmented his craft knowledge with the understanding of design elements and present economic, political, cultural and environmental dynamics. During his studies, he focused on textile based product design, which culminated into a final year project with the City Palace Museum, Jaipur. His skill, spirit for […]
September 2, 2019

Shri Avaz Mohammed, National Awardee for Lac Work

The colourful vibrance of lac bangles is an integral constituent of the cultural identity of Jaipur. Fashioned passionately at the hands of Manihars, a Muslim community, they adorn the wrists of Hindu women as an auspicious symbol of their ‘suhaag’. The beautiful set of green and red lac bangles popularly known as ‘Chuda’ remains the indispensable gift of initiation of Hindu women into marriage. The Jaipur lac bangles which were initially made in single colour […]
February 27, 2019

Illustrious Alumni

RINI MEHTA Her love for arts, crafts and creativity since childhood pushed Rini Mehta to make the journey from ‘Rini’s summer club’ to Indian Institute of Crafts and Design (IICD). Here she discovered the marvels of material handling working in close synchronisation with the principles of design and aesthetics. Industry welcomed her zealous imagination and originality with open arms. But her untamed creativity, free flowing soul and limitless inventiveness could not allow her to abide […]
February 27, 2019

The India Story

Bengal! The enlightened soil, enriched with the essence of a thousand moments, and a million stars of Indian renaissance. The land of the dawn of swadeshi, of nationalist education and the land of Nand Lal Bose. The land alive with the sounds of Hoogli and the chirpings of Hawrah. The land reverberating with the chorus of the dusky naukas, golden nupurs and silvery sangeet. The land of Raja, Rabindra and Ray. What better place to […]
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