Kutch Craft Collective brings the curated crafts and colors 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 can be 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 Improvement Institute (VRDI).

Below one roof

Cushions by Srujan

Cushions by Srujan
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A number of modern manufacturers do have a spread of handcrafted merchandise however discovering curated crafts all beneath 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 1000’s of artisan households dwelling within the distant areas of the district. They share a typical imaginative and prescient and values and collaborate often each at a strategic stage and for promotion and market improvement of r Kutch crafts as effectively.”

The 5 organizations deliver 12 conventional crafts — textile crafts equivalent to ajrakh, batik and tie-and-dye to non-textile crafts together with lacquer work, leather-based craft and dust craft to the exhibition.
The collective, Pankaj says, emerged to counter pretend merchandise. “Loads of issues occur within the identify of crafts, therefore most individuals aren’t positive if a product is genuine and whether or not it’s made by hand or machine. As these organisations are identified 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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Reside demonstrations of the craft by artisans are an everyday function in conventional craft exhibitions however this exhibition could have completed merchandise showcased by the members. “These organizations work independently with round 8,000 artisans throughout the area therefore will probably be robust to deliver all of them in. Every 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, Street No. 12, Banjara Hills from December 8 to December 10

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