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4th edition of India Craft Week from October 20-23
Chapter Four of India Craft Week (ICW) by Craft
Village, a citywide celebration of the greatest craftsmanship, returns from
October 20-23, 2022 at Okhla NSIC Ground, New Delhi, connecting art, design, and
The show will feature organisations, brands, institutions, designers,
craftspeople, artisans, craftpreneurs, and makers from India and around the
world. Live demos, seminars, cross-talks, installations, galleries, and film
screenings are all part of the ICW experience.
This year's topic is one of life's most essential components, water.
Additionally, it is thought that each craft developed and flourished in areas
with access to or near water features, such as lakes or "Dariya". Few people are
aware of the unspoken link that Craft and Water have had ever since
civilizations first emerged. This year's theme emphasizes the value of water as
a resource for surviving and existing. A commitment to protect undersea life by
conserving water and not polluting it. The underwater realm is significant
because of its mystique, surprises, vibrant hues, and natural forms. The largest
source of inspiration has been marine life, which is also a powerful metaphor
for a world that is beginning to respect the sustainable culture, the "slow
life," and organic goods.
More than 100 craftsmen, producers, craft companies, museums, organizations, and
figureheads will attend the show, which is billed as India's official craft week
and the world's second-largest craft week after London Craft Week.
Craft has an intrinsic value to make the product conversational. The craft
industry struggled greatly during the pandemic, and the artisans went through
severe suffering. After the epidemic, India Craft Week was the only physical
event last year, which gave artisans what they needed after a long break income,
recognition, and orders. The India Craft Week, with a focus on "Good Stories
Untold," aims to bring stories from the craft sector and artisans who need to
know and understand it rightly. It is intended to elevate the face of crafts
which is still considered low-key.
"Today world is talking about sustainability, responsible consumption,
circularity, and ethics, but our craft sector has been practicing this for
thousands of years. They are innovative, multifunctional, culturally related,
sustainable, and have a timeless appeal. India Craft Week aims to connect modern
customers, industry, and patrons with craftsmen, in a sense past with the
present and future generations," says ItiTyagi, Founder of India Craft Week.
Through its curated experiences, Craft Village's offspring ICW envision
formulating a harmonious ecosystem of craft and the people who make it,
connecting them with national and global opportunities. The idea was well
received by designers, craft activists, and the social arms of the industry.
"India Craft Week creates an ecosystem for weavers and artisanal communities. We
too at AadyamHandwoven, a corporate social initiative of the Aditya Birla Group,
work actively with weaver communities across India to create a self-sustaining
ecosystem for the finest artisans by enabling infrastructure & nourishing their
craft and thus impacting their quality of life. We engage with them to create
evolved sensibilities for new markets & help them connect with contemporary
consumers, and for which a like-minded platform such as ICW is an ideal
collaborator at many levels," adds Manish Saksena, Lead, AadyamHandwoven.
This year India Craft Week will host its 5th and 6th edition International Craft
Awards together to recognize and celebrate exceptional accomplishments
worldwide, reiterating the message presented by the Craft Village team. With
participation from more than 8 nations, the winners of the Craft Awards would be
announced at the event.
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