Patwa, India’s Thread Craft

Santosh Patwa is a third generation Patwa artisan living in Mumbai. He is a part of the Patwa community and has been practicing this craft this childhood. The Patwas, who originated in Rajasthan, l...

Why Are Handicraft Artisans More Important Than Ever Before?

22nd April 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth day, an opportunity to refocus on our commitment to preserve natural resources and embrace sustainable development; the only way to secure a future for our coming generations.

The Dance of the Leather Puppets

Dalavai Kallayppa and his family are one the last few representatives of one of the earliest performing folk arts of Andhra Pradesh, shadow puppetry. Popularly known as ‘Tholubhummalata’ in Telugu,...

The Indian Traditional Handicrafts Sector - A Perspective

India has a rich heritage of traditional art and craft. The roots of the handicrafts industry can be traced back to the Indus Valley Civilization. The 4500 year old “Dancing Girl” bronze sculpture ...