Kutch Craft Collective brings the curated crafts and hues of Kutch to Hyderabad

Kutch Craft Collective brings the curated crafts and hues of Kutch to Hyderabad
Kutch Craft Collective brings the curated crafts and hues of Kutch to Hyderabad
Handcrafted bag by Qasab

Handcrafted bag by Qasab
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Come December 8, Hyderabadis will get to view and purchase from a vibrant potpourri of Kutch crafts and textiles. This is a first-of-its-kind three-day showcase by Kutch Craft Collective (KCC) which is a coalition of 5 main crafts organisations – Kala Raksha, Khamir, Qasab- Kutch Craftswomen Producer Co. Ltd, Shrujan Creation and Vivekanand Rural Development Institute (VRDI).

Under one roof

Cushions by Srujan

Cushions by Srujan
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Special association

A number of modern manufacturers do have a spread of handcrafted merchandise however discovering curated crafts all below one roof is its uniqueness, says Pankaj Shah, KCC’s co-founder and mentor. The Collective formally registered in 2021, has had its exhibitions in Ahmedabad, Delhi and Mumbai. “The organisations within the coalition have performed a big position within the revival and development of centuries-old cultural crafts of Kutch whereas creating livelihood alternatives for hundreds of artisan households dwelling within the distant areas of the district. They share a standard imaginative and prescient and values and collaborate commonly each at a strategic degree and for promotion and market improvement of r Kutch crafts as properly.”

The 5 organizations convey 12 conventional crafts — textile crafts akin to ajrakh, batik and tie-and-dye to non-textile crafts together with lacquer work, leather-based craft and dirt craft to the exhibition.
The collective, Pankaj says, emerged to counter faux merchandise. “Numerous issues occur within the identify of crafts, therefore most individuals should not certain if a product is genuine and whether or not it’s made by hand or machine. As these organisations are recognized for his or her work on the bottom, there’s a worth added to those merchandise.”

Kala cotton by Khamir

Kala cotton by Khamir
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Special association

Live demonstrations of the craft by artisans are an everyday characteristic in conventional craft exhibitions however this exhibition can have completed merchandise showcased by the members. “These organizations work independently with round 8,000 artisans throughout the area therefore will probably be powerful to convey all of them in. Each of the organisations additionally carries with them the tales behind every of the crafts and merchandise.”

Kutch Craft Collective (KCC)’s exhibition is at Craft Council of Telangana, Road No. 12, Banjara Hills from December 8 to December 10

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