Kutch weaver at work at Khamir.
Kutch weaver at work at Khamir.

Kutch Craft Collective curates exhibition

Traditional textile and non-textile craft products will be on view

The Kutch Craft Collective (KCC) is a combined effort of craft organisations in Kutch to maximise on development interventions and create a unique identity of authentic Kutch crafts at a global level. Kutch Craft Collective will present its first exhibition, bringing forth a showcase of curated textile and non-textile craft products from Kutch. This three-day exhibition will be held from February 14-16, 2020, at The Aga Khan Hall, New Delhi. It will present a rare opportunity for the Delhi audience to appreciate the prized artisanal crafts of the Kutch region under one roof.

The exquisite Soof embroidery of Kutch.

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Comprising of five organisations – Kala Raksha, Khamir, Shrujan, Qasab, and Vivekanand Rural Development Institute (VRDI), KCC members reach out to more than 8,000 artisan families associated with all the vibrant craft forms of the Kutch region. The organisations were established over the past few decades to conserve traditional crafts and support artisans of Kutch, and create livelihood opportunities for them. They play a vital role in sustenance of local craft practices and its transition to contemporary markets through design evolution. These five organisations share a common vision, values and collaborate with each other on a regular basis. They also interact with the Government for craft development activities, ensuring the growth of the creative cultural economy of Kutch.

Venue: The Aga Khan Hall, 6, Bhagwan Das Road, New Delhi
Date: February 14-16, 2020
Timings: 10am to 7:30pm



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