India Craft Week, 2021

India Craft Week, 2021


February 18 - 21 | 11AM

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About the Event

The Crafts of India are a mirror of the cultural identity of the ethnic people who make it. They carry the magnetic appeal of the Indian culture that promises exclusivity, beauty, dignity and style. Craft Village brings you Chapter Three of India Craft Week (ICW) — a citywide celebration of the finest craftsmanship that binds art, design, and culture. The show brings together Organisations, Brands, Institutions, Designers, Craftspersons, Artisans, Craftpreneurs and Makers from India and the world. The experience at ICW offers Live

Demonstrations, Masterclasses, Heritage Walks, Cross-talks, Installations, Galleries and Film Screenings.

Recognized as the second largest Craft Week in the world and supported by World Craft Council, Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), British Council, and Aditya Birla Group, ICW showcases authentic and contemporary craft forms under diverse & unique segments – Craft Heritage, Craft Masterclass, Craft Rare, Craft Panorama, Craft International, Craft Luxe, Craft Discover, Craft Cinema, Craft Symposium and Craft Installations.

India Craft Week – Preview 2021 is scheduled across two prime locations in New Delhi:

  1. Bikaner House, Pandara Road, New Delhi - 110011
  2. British Council, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi - 110001


Craft Heritage

A large variety of monuments carve the silhouette of Delhi, where, on one side stands the majestic Red Fort, on the other lies the graceful Agrasen ki Baoli. Craft Heritage is an attempt to re-live the charm of these historical places with heritage walks in Delhi where one gets the chance to meet & greet some commendable pieces of architecture and history.

Craft Masterclass (Bikaner House)

ICW brings you 12 rare and exclusive Craft Workshops by Padma Shri, National and International Award Winners in the fields of Textiles, Paintings, Block Printings, and more.

  • Rogan by Padma Shri Abdul Gafur Khatri from Kutch, Gujarat - February 21, 2-5 PM

  • Phad Painting by National Awardee Kalyan Joshi from Bhilwara, Rajasthan - February 18, 2-5 PM

  • Pashmina (Kani) Weaving by National Awardee Majid Mir from Srinagar, Kashmir - February 18, 2-5 PM

  • Madhubani Painting by National Awardee Manisha Jha from New Delhi, Delhi - February 19, 2-5 PM

  • Phulkari Embroidery by National Awardee Rekha Maan from Patiala, Punjab - February 19, 2-5 PM

  • Wood Inlay by National Awardee Kamaljeet Matharu from Hoshiarpur, Punjab - February 20, 2-5 PM

  • Kalamkari Painting by Nangtong International Awardee J. Niranjan from Sri Kalahasti, Andhra Pradesh - February 21, 2-5 PM

  • Bagru Block Printing by National Awardee Shri Ballabh Kothiwal from Bagru, Rajasthan - February 21, 2-5 PM

  • Ajrakh Print by UNESCO Awardee Abdul Jabbar Khatri from Kutch, Gujarat - February 19, 2-5 PM

  • Sanjhi Paper Cutting by UNESCO Awardee Mohan Kumar Verma from Mathura, Uttar Pradesh - February 20, 2-5 PM

  • Gond Painting by State Awardee Venkat Shyam from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh - February 18, 2-5 PM

  • Pichhwai Painting by State Awardee Mahesh Vishnoi from Bhilwara, Rajasthan - February 20, 2-5 PM

Craft Rare (Bikaner House)

Craft Rare is a motive to educate and preserve the rare forms of crafts that sit on the verge of extinction. A select group of handpicked artisans and craftsmen representing the endangered craft forms are brought forth to showcase and spread awareness about the precious and exclusive works that they possess. Our visitors can avail of this opportunity to own pieces of rich heritage and history.


  • Rogan by Padma Shri Abdul Gafur Khatri and State Awardee Mahmad Jabbar Arab Khatri from Kutch, Gujarat
  • Papier Mache by Padma Shri Fayaz Ahmad Jan and Zahid Hussain from Srinagar, Kashmir
  • Chamba Rumaal Embroidery by Shilp Guru Lalita Vakil and Amit Vakil from Chamba, Himachal Pradesh
  • Meenakari by Shilp Guru Inder Singh Kudrat and Manjeet Kaur from Jaipur, Rajasthan
  • Blue Pottery by Shilp Guru Gopal Saini and Garima Saini from Jaipur, Rajasthan
  • Brass Engraving by Shilp Guru Dilshad Hussain and Rehaan Ali from Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh
  • Wood Inlay by National Awardee Kamaljeet Matharu and Joga Singh from Hoshiarpur, Punjab
  • Phulkari Embroidery by National Awardee Rekha Maan and Premlata from Patiala, Punjab
  • Pashmina Weaving by National Awardee Majid Mir and National Awardee Fayaz Mir from Srinagar, Kashmir
  • Bidriware by National Awardee Rasheed Quadri and Ruman Quadri from Bidar Karnataka
  • Kantha Embroidery by National Awardee Tripti Mukherjee and State Awardee Sutapa Banerjee from Shantiniketan, West Bengal
  • Leather Puppet by National Awardee Dalavai Kullayappa and S. Chandra Sekhar from Anantpur, Andhra Pradesh
  • Palm Leaf Engraving by National Awardee Narayan Das and Prakash Chandra Patra from Puri, Odisha
  • Miniature Pottery by National Awardee Om Prakash Galav and Ishver Singh from Ramgarh, Rajasthan
  • Bagru Print by National Awardee Shri Ballabh Kothiwal and Ashok Kothiwal from Bagru, Rajasthan
  • Sandalwood Carving by National Awardee Kamlesh Jangid and National Awardee Vinod Kumar Jangid from Jaipur, Rajasthan
  • Molela Tiles by National Awardee Jamna Lal Kumhar and Prashant Kumhar from Udaipur, Rajasthan
  • Glass by National Awardee Rajan Singh Yadav and State Awardee Vijendra Singh from Firozabad, Uttar Pradesh
  • Gemstone by National Awardee Prithvi Raj Kumawat and Prakash Kumawat from Jaipur, Rajasthan
  • Tarkashi Inlay by National Awardee Mohan Lal Sharma and National Awardee Shrimati Kamlesh Sharma from Jaipur, Rajasthan
  • Banarasi Saree by National Awardee Mohammad Salim and Manish Gupta from Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
  • Kharad Weaving by National Awardee Tejashi Dhana Marvada and Hirabhai Tejashibhai Marvada from Kutch, Gujarat
  • Ajrakh Print by UNESCO Awardee Abdul Jabbar Khatri and Mubin Khatri from Kutch, Gujarat
  • Bandhini by UNESCO Awardee Aabdullah M Khatri and Ajij Kevar from Ahmedabad, Gujarat
  • Bagh Print by National Merit Awardee Mohammed Bilal Khatri and Mohan Singh from Bagh, Madhya Pradesh
  • Chikankari by State Awardee Mohsin Khan and Riyaz Ahmed from Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
  • Akola Print by State Awardee Laxmi Lal Chhipa and Nitin Chhipa from Akola, Rajasthan
  • Black Stone Pottery by State Awardee Mathew Sasa and Samion K from Manipur
  • Kaavad by State Awardee Dwarka Prasad Jangid and Devendra Choudhary from Chittorgarh, Rajasthan
  • Sozni Embroidery by State Awardee Khawaja Nazir Ali and Waseem Ali from Srinagar, Kashmir
  • Kutchi Shawl by Vankar Suresh Parbat and Vankar Parbat Hamir from Kutch, Gujarat
  • Patola Weaving by Vijay Sevantilal Salvi and Naman Jayesh Sandesara from Patan, Gujarat
  • Carpet Weaving by Fazlu Rab and Fahim Ansari from Chunar, Uttar Pradesh

Craft Panorama (Bikaner House)

Craft may have originated at different places, times and by different kingdoms but yet seems like it originated from a united culture, tradition and world. The only eligibility to craft is the spirit of the people, their tradition, culture and boundless passion of craftsmen and artisans. Craft panorama is a gallery to glorify and acknowledge the ingenious masters of folk and tribal crafts by representing their captivating works for the world to see.


  • Mughal Miniature Paintings by Padma Shri Jai Prakash and National Awardee Jagdish Chand from New Delhi, Delhi
  • Madhubani Paintings by National Awardee Manisha Jha, Bandhana Jha and Pooja Jha from New Delhi, Delhi
  • Phad Paintings by National Awardee Kalyan Joshi from Bhilwara, Rajasthan
  • Kalighat Patua Paintings by National Awardee Anwar Chitrakar and S.K. Siraj from Medinipur, West Bengal
  • Mata Ni Pachedi Paintings by National Awardee Sanjay Chitara and Jaswant Bhai Dantani from Ahmedabad, Gujarat
  • Warli Paintings by National Awardee Anil Chaitya Vangad and Rekha Prabhudas Kharpade from Dahanu, Maharashtra
  • Pattachitra by National Awardee Pranab Narayan Das and Bibhuti Bhushan Nayak from Puri, Odisha
  • Hase Chitra by National Awardee Sarojini Yeresheemi from Rani Bennur, Karnataka
  • Cheriyal Paintings by National Awardee D. Vaikuntam and D. Rakesh from Boduppal, Hyderabad
  • Kalamkari Paintings by Nantong International Awardee J. Niranjan from Sri Kalahasti, Andhra Pradesh
  • Sanjhi Paper Cutting by UNESCO Awardee Mohan Kumar Verma and Ashutosh Verma from Mathura, Uttar Pradesh
  • Gond Paintings by State Awardee Venkat Shyam and Saroj Venkat Shyam from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
  • Pichhwai Paintings by State Awardee Mahesh Vishnoi and Anchal Mundra Sodani from Bhilwara, Rajasthan
  • Pithora Paintings by State Awardee Kamta Tahed and Jambu Singaad from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
  • Bani-Thani Miniature Paintings by Chhotu K Sharma from Jaipur, Rajasthan

Craft Luxe & Installations (Bikaner House & British Council)

With Craft Luxe and Craft Installations, witness the aesthetic work by some of the finest designers, craftpreneurs, brands, organizations and individuals in the craft industry, who’re on a personal duty to create and showcase the elaborate work latched inside their artistic mind and soul. Craft Luxe is a stage for the people having a great zeal of craft in them to exhibit significant work in the craft sector.


  • Aadyam Handwoven
  • Craft Beton
  • Rahul Mishra
  • Manish Saksena Sarees
  • RARE India
  • Haute Monde
  • Aashima Mehrotra
  • SOIN
  • Save The Loom

Craft Cinema (British Council)

Craft Cinema is an ode to filmmakers who have made it their life's mission to voice dreams and aspirations of our Craftspersons and Artisans working in the Handloom and Handicraft sector. Come and witness film screenings from around India and UK at British Council on Kasturba Gandhi Marg in New Delhi.

  • Real To Reel: A series of short films exploring our relationship with materials and making, including documentaries, maker profiles, and hand-crafted animations, celebrating craft in its many facets - February 18 - 21, 12.15 PM
  • Crafting Futures: A series of 5 short films showcasing the lives of women weavers in Tripura - February 18 & 20, 4 PM
  • Maheshwari: A beautiful conception of the maheshwari saree by Manish Saksena, Advisor, Aadyam handwoven - February 18, 4 PM
  • INDIGO GIANT: A short film based on scenes from UK playwright Ben Musgrave's adaptation of Dinabandhu Mitra’s trail-blazing 19th C drama, NIL DARPAN. During the height of the British Raj, vast swathes of land in Bengal was given over to the cultivation of indigo to meet the insatiable demand for the world’s only natural dye - which was most often used for uniforms of British sails and soldiers. In Bengal, indigo cultivation was made possible under slave-like conditions imposed by British merchants (called “planters”). To this day, the plant remains a taboo in Bengal. The INDIGO GIANT film has been shot in Bangladesh with Bengali and British artists - February 19, 4 PM
  • Mir in Kashmir: A short synopsis of the journey of Mir brothers as Kani weavers in the valley of kashmir - February 19, 4 PM
  • Phad - The Wandering Shrine: A narrative of the 700 years old art form practised by the Joshi community in Bhilwara, Rajasthan - February 20, 4 PM
  • Mahakatha: A magnanimous tale of one of the oldest forms of embroidery practised by women in West Bengal - February 21, 4 PM
  • Aj Rang Hai: Witness the magic of Ajrakh block printing amidst the landscape of white sand in Kutch, Gujarat - February 21, 4 PM
  • Rogan: Resurgence of the art of cloth printing practised by only two families in Nirona Village in Kutch, Gujarat - February 21, 4 PM

Craft Symposium (British Council)

In the third chapter of India Craft week, we’ve brought together a handful of leading Art & Craft Personalities, Celebrities, Experts, and Educationists to enlighten a wider community of people and to discuss significant topics and agendas about the ongoing situation of the craft sector in the country.

  • Crafts in Interior Architecture - February 18, 5.30 PM
  • Panel Discussion on INDIGO GIANT - February 19, 4.30 PM
  • Panel Discussion with Save The Loom - February 20, 5.30 PM
  • Panel Discussion - February 21, 4.30 PM

Craft Rhythm (Bikaner House)

Craft is the desire of the heart tuned perfectly with the rhythm of the body. The ardent souls of the exquisite and elegant folk performers are bound to book everyone’s attention, leaving the audience with a smile and an expression of awe, as they witness the mesmerizing traditional and folk performances.

  • February 18 - Snow Lion Dance (Sikkim)
  • February 19 - Lavni (Maharashtra)
  • February 20 - Mayur Nritya (Uttar Pradesh)
  • February 21 - Kathakali (Kerala)


Warli Exhibit: A Tribute To Jivya Soma Mashe (British Council)

A visual story of the emergence and development of Warli painting as distinct and vital creative art practice, highlighting the need for continued support and investment to ensure that this art practice is valued, preserved, sustained and developed. The exhibition content will be drawn from the collection of paintings, artworks and documentation materials commissioned and collected through the Warli Project by A Fine Line 2006-2021. Organised and supported by the British Council as part of the Crafting Futures programme, the showcase event is co-presented by Ramesh and Rasika Hengadi, with Lokesh Ghai and Barney Hare Duke of A Fine Line.

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