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The Lines of Love....
Her name Sneh translates to love and it was this love for art that motivated her to pursue painting despite her family’s disapproval. A National Award winner twice over (1993, 1997), her miniature paintings have been featured in National Geographic and are knownRead More
Ram Gopal Saini
A blues man for the ages....
Mr. Saini's name is synonymous with blue pottery. That his work is special is evident when he tells you that his pieces can be found in the homes of Presidents and Prime Ministers. He takes pride in being able to bring innovation to an art form that is as old as human civilization.Read More
Mohan Lal Sharma
Weaving metal through wood....
It is not often one comes across someone so adept at their craft that they are able to transform the physical properties of the materials they use for their work. Copper, silver, and bronze become threads and rosewood becomes the cloth on which patterns of exquisite beauty are embroidered.Read More
Zahid Hussain Beigh
The Paper (mache) King!
When Mr. Beigh was making his National Award Winning entry, he says that he lost track of time. What forces led him to create this exquisite piece of art remain a mystery - but one thing is self-evident - the result was extraordinary! Driven by the desire to create pieces that transcend geographyRead More
Jai Prakash Lakhiwal
The Miniature Giant...
Mr. Lakhiwal mastered dexterity at the age most children learn to hold a pencil, , but it was his innocent fascination with colour, pigment, and light that laid the groundwork for his success. He explored the ancient art of miniature painting at the young age of six. Today, he creates forRead More
Weaving Threads of Tradition.....
Kilim rugs are the perfect product that stands for the amalgamation of modernity with traditional handicrafts. These rugs flat weave tapestries, popularly used as decorative floor coverings in modern house décor, add a vintage layer to the contemporary setting. Deftly created by interweavingRead More
Riyaz Ahmed Khan
Paradise in a paper (mache) bowl
Kashmir has served as inspiration for many artists, but none have brought to life the beauty of the valley like the paper-mache artists, who depict the motifs of this paradise on earth with a rare elegance. Among all of the paper-mache artists, Mr. Khan stands tall. Honing his paper-mache skillsRead More
Carving Culture in Brass
Travel can be a great teacher, turning even seasoned professionals into awestruck students. Surinder’s story is the perfect example of this axiom. Traveling through South India, he found himself mesmerized by the brass figurines he encountered in the temples and palaces. It was as ifRead More
Om Prakash Galav
Handcrafting Culture in Clay
What began as a child’s play at first, eventually turned into passion. Following his ancestors’ footsteps, Mr. Galav honed his pottery skills and pledged to devote his life to this very craft. He began hustling throughout the day to experiment with different techniques and varied products.Read More
The Fragrance of Heritage Craftsmanship
Mr. Jangid was a child with a very vivid imagination. He saw beauty and art in things which others discarded as mundane. When kids his age would play the fool with fallen branches of trees, the visionary in him would see a piece of art in them. Behind the shielding bark and between the tender fibersRead More
Carving Lives in Gold
At the age of just fourteen years, Mr. Soni found his calling when he carved a piece in a competition that the judges could not believe could have been made by a fourteen-year-old! Inspired by the acclamation of the judges and his father’s skills in the field, Mr. Soni pursued the sophisticatedRead More
Weaving Life In Sarees..
Carrying forward the legacy of his grandfather, Mr. Saleem made a name for himself in the list of national awardees in 2009. His tireless devotion to the craft of banarasi weaving is truly unparalleled and he is always looking forward to trying out new designs using varied techniques.Read More
The Meticulous Carver.
How often do we come across someone who has the magic to bestow life to the lifeless? Meet our master artisan Mr. Jallaudin who was honoured with the National Award in 2009 for his excellent skill of bone carving. Every day as he heads to his workshop, his train of thought starts revolving aroundRead More
Casting Magic in Brass…
A doctorate in chemistry, Mr. Chanchal refused to let that reflect in his name as the field of science ceased to excite him In the early 1990s, he left Shantiniketan for good and came to Delhi in search of his undiscovered passion. During his initial years, Mr Chanchal’s naive yet willing hands workedRead More
Carved With Love…
A firm believer in garnering knowledge from the viewpoints of those around him, Mr. Kumavat labours to hold a mirror to the society with his craft. His carved pieces are priceless as they are congregations of human emotions and knowledge. He finds inspiration in the mundanest of things in lifeRead More
Mukesh Kr Meenakar
The Striking Jeweler…
Born in the dainty lanes of Rajasthan, Mr.Soni looks back at his remarkable journey with a sense of satisfaction on his face. He has lost track of how many delicate pieces of jewelleries he has been shaping for the last 25 years. The fact that I have been to so many places both nationallyRead More
The Quintessential Potter…
The craft of terracotta pottery has become quite synonymous with the family name of Mr. Prasad. On being asked about his favourite creation so far, he happily describes a 10 feet tall flower pot that he moulded for the Crafts Mela, Pragati Maidaan. Being A proud recipient of state award in 2008Read More
Block Printing his way towards exquisite designs
An important and popular component of India's rich heritage for centuries now, block printing is an ancient technique used for printing detailed and rich patterns. This printing process requires hot beeswax, custard oil, raisins and colour to be poured on the fabric and the task to be performedRead More
Transforming Wood into Art.....
Nestled in narrow lanes of Daryaganj amidst the smells of biryani and metal, resides an artist whose eyes light up as he sits down with his tools daily and begins to carve magic with them. Mr. Khan has taken the craft of wood carving to new heights with his extremely intricate signature jali workRead More
Chiseling Art in Gemstones
They say that persistence is the key to success and Mr. Sirohiya’s fine work brings this idea to life. A self-taught artist, it was his persistence and dedication to the art that allowed his talent to bloom. While playing with clay in his house, Mr. Sirohiya realized his hands had a natural talentRead More
Inlaying Magic in Wood
In a small workshop located in a city that’s constantly struggling to adapt to the rapidity of change around it, a 250 years old legacy sustains itself with pride in the craft of bone inlay. The only things you’ll find in Mr. Dhawan’s workshop are wood, bones and some tools out of which he creates magic
Weaving Threads of Culture
Nestled between the snow-clad valleys of Kullu is Mr. Gulab's cozy workshop, abuzz with dedicated weavers. A skilled weaver himself, Mr. Gulab espouses to the notion of maintaining a unique quality and design in each piece that comes from his hands. A romance between his fingers and fine threads
Santosh Kr. Dhanopiya
Imprinting finesse and tradition
Amidst the smells of colours and the cyclical sounds of dattas (blocks), hustles Mr. Dhanopia in his block printing workshop. While managing five things at a time, Mr. Dhanopia is always in a hurry but he will gladly spare five minutes only to enlighten you about his craft. A two-time National Award winner
Mr. Abshar Hussain
The word carving virtuoso
The quaint little town of Hapur, Uttar Pradesh is known for its exquisite art of wood carving and has also given birth to its greatest Practitioner, Mr. Aabshar Hussain, a national award-winning wood carving and Tarakashi artist. Mr. Hussain's passion for his craft started with carving wooden blocksRead More
Magnificent Metal Engraving...
While Mr. Nasiruddin’s eyes may have weakened with age, his vision remains strong. He uses metal, resilient and bold, to remind us of not only nature’s armor, but also her delicacies of light, leaves, and love. Plates and vases of enormity hold precise details, all interwoven and dependent on one another to create a vibrant and self-reliant ambianceRead More
Ram Kishore Chippa
Printing Legacy on Fabric
A Padma Shri and National Award winner, Mr. Chhippa believes his work is an endless journey with no beginning or end. When asked if he remembers how and when he embarked on this journey, he sighs and says he can no longer recall. This craft is not his profession anymore, it is a habit, a habit that has lasted for over 50 years now.Read More
The Eloquent Weaver…
In the era where everyone is fascinated by clothes manufactured using sophisticated machines, Mr. Vankar Dayabhai and his team come as a blessing in disguise for aficionados of handmade apparel. Known for his unparalleled hand-weaved shawls, sarees and mufflers, he strives to pass on his refined artRead More
Vankar Naran Samat
The Eloquent Weaver…
Born into a family of craftsmen, For Mr. Vankar Naran Samat, the art of weaving has been second nature to him. He picked up the mantle of his father at the young age of 13 and he hasn't looked back since then. For him, his art is a way of getting closer to his family and ancestors,Read More
Muzaffar Ali Khaja
A needle of love
Mr Khaja’s connection with the craft began when he was handed the delicate needle by his father for merely five minutes. The finesse of the pashmina shawls fascinated him so much that the needle has not left his hand ever since. This bond that was established between Mr Khaja and his craft has now transformedRead More
Contemporary Colours of Madhubani
A passionate Madhubani artist turned entrepreneur, Hema Devi is truly an inspiration for women empowerment. Not only did she give centuries-old Madhubani art a contemporary touch, but she also turned out to be a messiah for thousands of craftswomen who honed their artistic skillsRead More
Rajan Singh Yadav
Crafting with Fire
A self-learner cum entrepreneur, Mr. Yadav has come a long way to make a name for himself and his craft. Without a guru or any direction, it wasn’t an easy feat for him to excel in the painstaking craft of glasswork. Our dedicated artisan worked tirelessly with various craftsmen and designersRead More
The Miniature Giant
Taking inspiration from his father's passion to make miniature marvels, Mr. Narayan took up his paintbrush at an early age of 7 and began painting his imagination. His brush did wonders on a glass miniature painting & made him a humbled recipient of the National Award in 1998.Read More
The Ingenious Wood Carver
Born in a family of craftsmen, for Mr Arshad, the craft of wood carving came naturally to him. He spent his nascent years in his father's workshop where he learnt the intricacies of his craft. His imagination knows no boundaries and each of his works is distilled with ingenuity.Read More
The Mythology King
Coming from a family engaged in this field for generations he picked up the art of Pattachitra from his father and grandfather. Carrying their legacy forward, Mr Dilip has devoted his life to the pursuit of this craft making it his sole passion. His biggest inspiration remains the rich imageryRead More
The One and Only
Born in the Brasscity of India, Moradabad, Mr Dilshad was engulfed by the intricacies of Brass Craft from the day he opened his eyes. From grasping the tools with a child’s fancy to turning the craft into his passion, he has come a long way. His persistence and love for the craft were dulyRead More
Mohammad Arefin Usmani
Etching divine details of Indian culture
Mohammad Arefin Usmani is an expert in marble and wooden painting, with a proud registration for the National Award in 2021. Dedicatedly practicing this craft for 25+years, his work is inspired by Mughal art and paintings. The process begins with coloring the base of the product and then tracing and hand drawing the design.