SATRANGI - CRAFTS & TEXTILES

  • Khana Weaves - Karnataka

    Guledgudda Khana is one of its kind. No other weave in the rich history of Indian textiles has been woven only for a blouse. The Khana was first woven during the end of the 16th Century as a blouse accessory for the resplendent Ilkal sarees. Khana is woven with a very distinct pattern in brocade that resembles a honeycomb. The fabric is always in a two-colored tone. The border is always in contrast with the body. The patterns have been inspired by nature, the stone architecture of Badami Caves, Hindu mythology, and folk art.
    Name : www. Khanaweaves.in
    Number : 8867227542
    Email ID : khanaweaves@gmail.com
    Social Media : www.khanaweaves.in

  • Baragaon Weaves – Uttar Pradesh

    Baragaon is a village in the Barabanki district. These villages use to weave Dhotis, Gamcha. The advent of power loom products killed the handloom industry. In 2017 Baragaon Weaves started the project with the aim of providing dignified livelihood to handloom weavers in distress. Starting with a dozen weavers in Baragaon village. They started weaving Sarees which were not traditional to their weaving craft. With design intervention by Baragaon Weaves and with a little guidance, the weavers created unique and distinct sarees. The weavers who went to cities in search of work are slowly returning to the village.
    Name : Baragaon Weaves
    Number : 9810676740
    Email ID : baragaon.weaves@gmail.com
    Social Media : www.baragaonweaves.com
    Awards : Hunarmand Award 2018

  • Mirzapur Carpets and Rugs – Uttar Pradesh

    Mirzapur is the oldest hub of carpet weaving in India and the genesis of carpet making in Mirzapur can be traced back to the Mughal emperor in the 16th century. Mirzapur carpets and rugs are inspired by the combination of Persian and modern designs. The basic colours are ivory, honey beige, soft green, and blue-grey. Cotton and jute are used to weave carpets and are very popular.
    Name : Ansari Carpet
    Number : 9310750460, 8920151260
    Email ID : afrozrugs6@gmail.com

  • Benaras Handloom – Uttar Pradesh

    A Banarasi sari is a sari made in the ancient city of Varanasi. With the migration of silk weavers from Gujarat during the famine of 1603, it is likely that silk brocade weaving started in Banaras in the seventeenth century and developed in excellence during the 18th and 19th centuries. There are four main varieties of Banarasi sari, which includes pure silk (Katan), Organza (Kora) with Zari and Silk, Georgette, and Shattir, and according to design process, they are divided into categories like Jangla, Tanchoi, Vaskat, Cutwork, Tissue and Butidar.
    Name : M A Sarees
    Number : 9005505796
    Email ID : masarees2@gmail.com
    Awards : National Award 2009

  • Ajrakh – Gujarat

    Ajrakh finds its roots back in the Indus Valley Civilization. The reason why textiles from Kutch, Gujarat stand out is because of their richly Ajrakh-printed surfaces and elaborate crafting process. The printing is done on both sides, employing multiple dyeing techniques and craftsmanship. The Ajrakh resist-dyeing technique is found in Anjar and Dhamadka in Kutch. The most common colours used are – blue, red, black, and white, in several patterns resembling different symbols of nature & constellation. Black is for the night sky, white for stars, blue for dawn, and so on. The printed red and black odhnis carry motifs similar to those found on old pottery and stone carvings in a unique form of block printing.
    Name : Indigo House
    Number : 9723917313
    Email ID : sufiyankhatri@yahoo.com
    Social Media : www.sufiajrakh.com, Instagram- @SufiyanKhatri
    Awards : UNESCO Seal of Excellence 2008.

  • Ikat - Telangana

    Ikat is a thousand-year-old weaving tradition that translates to ‘tie’. Ikat is a popular method for coloring fabric in patterns by resisting dyeing in Pochampally, a town situated in the Nalgonda district of Telangana. The parts of the yarns for the warp and/or weft are protected with a resist before dyeing. The dye then colors the yarn everywhere except under the binding. After dyeing, the bindings are removed and the pattern appears undyed on a colored ground. When dyeing is complete, the yarn is then woven into the fabric, often in a relatively simple structure or in a density that highlights the warp. The design pattern is very distinct in style and mainly inspired by geometry.
    Name : Murali Saree Emporium
    Number : 9848024642
    Email ID : manimayaexports1997@gmail.com
    Awards : Padmashri 2011, Shilp Guru 2007, National Award 2006, UNESCO Award 2002

  • Mangalagiri – Andhra Pradesh

    Before the Sarees gained prominence, Mangalgiri was famous for the temple of Lord Panakala Narasimha Swamy. As per traditions, the pilgrims had to purchase a saree from the local weavers after offering obeisance to the lord in the temple, thus providing livelihood to the people.

    The Mangalgiri Saree has no embellishments on its main body and only has zari work on the border and pallu. The fabric for the saree is woven only on pit looms which enables the weaver to exert much more force during the weaving process without any gaps. The geometrical and simple designs make it stand out and are often inspired by the tribal designs.
    Name : Sumeru Handlooms
    Number : 8297794679
    Email ID : info@sumerohandlooms.com
    Awards : Crafts Council Excellency Award 2012

  • Patan Patola - Gujarat

    Patola is a thousand-year-old weaving technique where the front and back are indistinguishable. Patola is derived from the Sanskrit word Pattakulla and is crafted by the resist-dyeing process using the warp & weft technique. Patolas are double ikat sarees. The process is so intricate and complex that it takes four to six months for almost three people to weave a Patola.

    The design of Patola is heavily influenced by Rani Ki Vav an 11th Century stepwell in Patan and the motifs and patterns are inspired by animals and food items. The Salvis were the very first people to weave Patola silk.
    Name : Patola by Nirmal Salvi
    Number : 9898143484
    Email ID : weavingheritage@gmail.com
    Social Media : Instagram: Patola_bynirmalsalvi
    Awards : State Award 2006, National Award 1983

  • Uppada Pattu – Andhra Pradesh

    Uppada Silk or Uppada Pattu is named after the town of Uppada in Andhra Pradesh. The technique of Jamdani was introduced in Uppada in the year 1988 where it incorporated designs closely identified with the state. This led to the birth of a new design range called the Uppada Silk sarees.

    Jamdani made in Uppada has two weavers working on a single loom and weaving delicate and beautiful designs. The process takes two months to complete a unique piece of art.
    Name : Ghanshyam Sarode
    Number : 9441905005
    Email ID : sarode1@gmail.com
    Social Media : www.uppada.com

  • Chizami Weaves - Nagaland

    The journey of Chizami Weaves began in 2008 as a social livelihood program for the women weavers of Chizami. Chizami Weaves works with 600 weavers across three locations in the Phek and Kohima districts where weaving is done by women of the Chakhesang community. Due to the nature of the loom, the width of fabric is normally woven at one go and does not exceed more than 18-20 inches. Larger pieces of fabric are created by stitching multiple strips together.

    Chizami weaves not only promotes and preserves the unique loin loom textile of Nagaland but also ensures sustainable livelihoods for rural women.

  • Saneki Weaves - Assam

    Saneki Weaves, a handloom initiative started in 2017, aimed at empowering rural women of Assam. Initially, it began with a group of 30 women weavers from the Mising tribe in Sonitpur District but soon included women from other communities in Assam to enable them gain economic and social empowerment.
    Name : Nenterprise
    Number : 9957936221/8638303351
    Email ID : sanekiweaves@northeastnetwork.org/Sanekiweaves@northeastnetwork.org
    Social Media : Insatgram: Saneki-weaves/chizami-weaves

  • Kotpad- Odisha

    Kotpad is a village in Koraput district of Odisha. Kotpad Handloom Fabrics are made of vegetable-dyed fabrics woven by the tribal weavers of the Mirgana caste of Kotpad.

    The yarns are dyed using the natural vegetable dyes that are extracted from the bark of Aul trees and manufactured in Kotpad using age-old practices. The bark is collected seasonally and stored for year-long use.

    The dye for the fabric is prepared by mixing the powder with other oils and natural items. Black and maroon are a few of the prevalent colours.
    Name : Kapileshwar Handlooms and Natural Dyes
    Number : 9937654014
    Email ID : kapil.mohonto@gmail.com
    Social Media : National Award 2003

  • Bandha (Sambalpuri Sarees) - ODISHA

    The tradition of Odisha ikat is described as an intricate tie and dye process. Bargarh district is widely recognized for the Sambalpuri sarees.

    The dominant motifs in this craft include animals and birds, with the traditional designs being fish and conch shells as well as bolmala, chandankora, and sachipar. As the design type is single ikat, the design on the material is blurred; however, this trace design has a beauty of its own.
    Name : Hari Shankar Meher
    Number : 9937317322
    Email ID : meherharishankarchichinda@gmail.com
    Awards : Sant Kabir 2018, National Award 1992

  • Maheshwari – Madhya Pradesh

    Maheshwari saree dates back to the 18th century in Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh. Queen Ahilyabai Holkar ordered various craftsmen from Malwa and Surat to design a special saree with 9 yards, which later came to be known as the Maheshwari saree. The sarees are either plain in the center with designed borders or have checks and stripes in different variations.

    There are 5 major style categories, which are ‘Baingani Chandrakala, Chandratara, Beli, and Parbi. The Chandrakala and Baingani Chandrakala are the plain kind, whereas the Chandratara, Beli, and Parbi fall under the striped or checked technique.
    Name : Rehabar Handloom
    Number : 9826933984
    Email ID : ansari.rehabar@gmail.com
    Social Media : www.rehabarhandloom.com

  • Tangail & Jamdani – West Bengal

    Tangail is a weavers’ village in Bangladesh famous for its handloom industry and its trademark Tangail sarees. This ancient culture has been passed on from generations. During the partition (1942), a dozen families of the Basak community from Nowak Hali and Tangail came and settled around the Burdwan district.

    A Tangail sarees are woven on a pit loom and shuttle with a silk warp and cotton-weft. They are woven in two styles: Jacquard and Nokhshi Buti. The Tangail is a close cousin of the Jamdani and shares its technique of drawing and weaving wherein an extra weft is woven in for patterns. 
    Name : Biren Kumar Basak
    Number : 9609103106
    Email ID : kbasak614@gmail.com
    Social Media : Padma Shree 2021, National Award 2013

  • Mashru - Gujarat

    The Mashru fabric has been woven in Kutch and Patan for many centuries. The word “Mashroo” means “permitted” in Arabic and the craft has its origin in the prohibition by Islam on the use of silk.

    Mashroo or Mashru is composed of a silk warp cotton weft. The ground material, which touches the skin is therefore cotton. The surface becomes smooth with the silk later. The mashroo fabric is historically a hand-woven satin silk fabric woven in a pit loom and with bright colours. It exists in bright contrasting colors and is woven into many garments by the Kutchi community and is a good choice of fabric for occasion wear in summer.
    Name : Gamthiwala
    Number : 9913344313, 9879314313, 9825162313
    Email ID : gamthiwala@yahoo.co.in
    Social Media : Facebook: gamthiwalanoormohammed, Instagram: @gamthiwala6783

  • Tussar Silk - Jharkhand

    Bhagayia, a village in Sahibganj District in Jharkhand is popular across the country for its Giccha Silk which is woven from the waste of cocoon.

    In this 300-year-old tradition, the weavers weave Saree, Stole, Dupatta, Fabric, and Giccha Shawl in Bhagayia and its surrounding villages. The silk cocoon for weaving is sourced from Chaibasa and is converted into yarn- Tussar, Balkal, Giccha, Katiya, and Matka are used for weaving. The dyes used for colouring yarn are also azo-free which is eco-friendly and free of toxic compounds.
    Name : Vanchal Handloom Silk
    Number : 99144939
    Email ID : mdhasim4131@gmail.com

  • Paithani - Maharashtra

    Paithan (near Aurangabad) is the home of the Paithani sari and was extremely popular during the Peshwa rule. The saris are woven without a mechanical contrivance like jacquard or jala. Instead, multiple spindles or tillis are used to produce the design. The Paithani has always been a symbol of affluence and social prestige. Traditionally, social standing was determined by the width and richness of the embroidered “pallu”. The bride often wore a Paithani shalu, a more ornate form of the already rich Paithani saree.
    Name : Bhandge Paithani
    Number : 9422757670
    Email ID : paithani.bhangde@gmail.com
    Social Media : www.bhangdepaithani.com
    Awards : National Award 1991 1994 2001 2003, Sant Kabir 2010

  • Chanderi – Madhya Pradesh

    Chanderi derives its name from the ancient town of Chanderi in Madhya Pradesh. Traditionally, the Chanderi had a silk warp and cotton weft, with zari ornamentation, enameled in soft tones, woven into the pallu & kinara, and body of the saree. The designs are produced by the extra warp and weft techniques.

    Colour was introduced into Chanderi weaving about 50 years back. Before that, only white saris were woven, which were then washed in saffron to give them their characteristic golden hue and fragrance. Flowers were also used for dyeing these saris into soft pastel colours. The quintessential colours now are light pastels. 
    Name : New Collection Chanderi Handloom Saree
    Number : 9827675257
    Email ID : rkoli698@gmail.com
    Social Media : Facebook: Raghuveer Koli

  • Lambani Embroidery - Karnataka

    Lambanis, dressed in their colourful embroidered dresses strewn with mirrors, coins, and shells are from Hampi District and Lambani women are perhaps the most colorful and elaborate of any tribal group in India. 

    The Lambani embroidery is an amalgam of pattern darning, mirror work, cross-stitch, overlaid and quilting stitches with borders of “Kangura” patchwork appliqué, done on the loosely woven dark blue or red handloom. There are 14 different types of stitches used in Lambani embroidery and products made with such embroidery have wonderful textures and a bohemian style, making them very popular not only across India but abroad too.
    Name : M/s, Sandur Kushala Kala Kendra
    Number : 8971473950
    Email ID : kushalakala@gmail.com
    Social Media : www.sandurhandicrafts.com, www.facebook.com/sandur.kendra, www.instagram.com/sandurkendra
    Awards : Craft Council Award 2014, UNESCO Seal of Excellence 2012 & 2004,National Award 2002

  • Sujani Embroidery- Bihar

    Sujani is said to have originated around the 1920s and the word “Sujani” is derived from the words ‘su’ which means facilitating and ‘jani’ meaning birth. The Sujani technique is based on two ancient beliefs and represents a deity known as "Chitiriya Ma, the Lady of the Tatters".

    Sujani has the concept of unifying together unusual elements into a unified whole. The second belief is to make a soft coverlet to wrap the newly born child as if the child was in the soft hug of its mother. The Sujani embroidery from Bihar is an expressive art product, where the motifs sewn on the quilt represent sun and cloud.
    Name : Sujanimahila Jeevan Foundation
    Number : 9931208189, 7378743743
    Email ID : sujanimahilajeevan@gmail.com
    Social Media : wwww.facebook.com/SujaniMahila Jeevan Foundation
    Awards : UNESCO Award 2006, State Award 2013-2014, World Craft Council Award 2016

  • Sozni Embroidery - Kashmir

    Sozni embroidery is a very intricate and detailed form of embroidery. The Kashmiri artisans have been practicing this for the last 500 years. The interesting fact about Sozni embroidery is that its intricacy can vary from 5 stitches per cm to 500 stitches per cm.

    The designs are first made on paper then converted to blocks. The blocks are then dusted with charcoal or chalk and transferred to the medium. Then they are embroidered with needles and thread. The most popular motifs consist of abstract geometric designs, stylized flowers, and paisley patterns.
    Name : Parray Handicrafts
    Number : 9906791737
    Email ID : sajadahmadparry095@gmail.com

  • Phulkari Embroidery - Punjab

    Phulkari is a handicraft practiced exclusively by women. Translated as Phul (flower) and Kari (work), the age-old craft was passed on as an heirloom textile to a Punjabi bride. This art of embroidery is quoted by Guru Nanak Devji (1469-1538 A.D), in the holy book Guru Granth Sahib. The base of this embroidery was done on a rough cotton khadi cloth. This base cloth was then dyed in rich earthy tones to set off the intense colours of the handiwork. The colourful embroidery was done by pat, the glossy untwisted silk thread sourced from Kashmir, Afghanistan, Bengal, and China.
    Name : Phulkari Mehla SHG
    Number : 9711540891
    Email ID : niharika@thenabhafoundation.org
    Social Media : www.thenabhafoundation.org Facebook: Phulkari Mehlas SHG, Instagram: Nabha Phulkari
    Awards : Kamala Devi Puraskar 2009, 2021

  • Chikankari– Uttar Pradesh

    Lucknow is world-renowned for its traditional Chikankari Embroidery, and for all the good reasons! Chikankari is the embroidery work done using white cotton thread on fine white cotton material. 

    Chikankari is also called shadow work. The word 'Chikan' is basically derived from Persian word 'Chikeen'. In earlier days, the Chikankari embroidery was done on mulmul- fine muslin cotton. The origin of Chikankari is initiated by the influence of intricate carving patterns of Mughal architecture during their period. The Chikan work in Lucknow is older than 200 years and was patronized by Nawabs. Currently, there are 5000 families involved in Chikankari embroidery in and around the villages of Lucknow.
    Name : Tarannum Chikan Works
    Number : 9628643735
    Email ID : TK793395@gmail.com

  • Kasuti Embroidery - Karnataka

    Kasuti has its roots back in the 7th century A.D. The term Kasuti is composed of ‘Kai’ which implies hand and ‘Suti’ which means cotton thread. Traditionally, this form has been made with lightly coloured cotton threads solely in handwoven textiles with deeper colours.

    The beauty of Kasuti embroidery is that the front and back look exactly the same. Kasuti has four types of stitches: The Gavanti stitch or double stitch, the Muragi or zigzag stitch, the Neygi or darning stitch, and lastly the Hent or cross-stitch.
    Name : Sakhi Saphalya Crafts Produce Co. Ltd.
    Number : 9916336657
    Email ID : 9916336657
    Social Media : www.facebook.com/sakhisaphalya

  • Shibori - Rajasthan

    Shibori comes from the Japanese word Shiboru, meaning ‘to wring, squeeze or press’. Shibori originated in Japan and Indonesia around the 8th Century. In India shibori was first introduced by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, famed for his interest in reviving and reinventing the traditional arts and crafts of the country apart from his expertise in Bengali literature.

    Currently, Shibori is practiced in craft clusters of Rajasthan and Gujarat and most artisans use the rope-tied technique of shibori wherein a rope is tied to a bundle of fabric. Only the area that does not have the rope gets colored, while parts under it resist.
    Name : Chitraang Creations
    Number : 7023562410
    Email ID : chitraang@gmail.com

  • Bandhani - Gujarat

    Bandhani work was first started in Gujrat and is derived from the word 'Bandhan' which means tying up. The earliest evidence of Bandhani dates back to Indus Valley Civilization and is a type of tie-dye textile decorated by plucking the cloth with the fingernails into many tiny bindings that form a figurative design.

    The technique involves dyeing a fabric tied tightly with a thread at several points, thus creating a variety of patterns. A meter length of cloth can have any number of tiny knots known as 'Bheendi' in the local language ('Gujarati'). These knots form a pattern once untied after dyeing in bright colours.
    Name : Sidr Craft
    Number : 9099899066
    Email ID : sidrcraft@gmail.com
    Social Media : Instagram: Bhido.art
    Awards : World Craft Council Award 2016, UNESCO Seal of Excellence Award 2008

  • Bhujodi Weave - Gujarat

    Bhujodi 12 kms from Bhuj, Gujrat is the home to around 250 families of weavers also called the Vankars. The Men of the community are usually involved in the process using their own hands to calculate the threads and create motifs, stripes, and several other patterns. This process requires immense concentration and skill to perfectly weave Bhujodi.

    Whereas the women of the Vankar families help with embroideries like the mirror work, knotting with their signature tassels. The woven stripes and motifs represent nature, musical instruments, etc. Proudly, Bhujodi is one of the respected textiles of Kutch, accepted for its uniqueness, cherished for being handmade from scratch.
    Name : Ramesh Virji Mangariya (Vankar)
    Number : 9978870387
    Email ID : Ramesh.mangariya80@gmail.com
    Social Media : Facebook /Chomukh handloom of traditional art
    Awards : National Award 2019, National Merit Certificate 2011

  • Dabu Print - Rajasthan

    Dabu or daboo is an ancient mud resist hand block printing technique. The process that might sound simple is quite complicated in reality. After washing the fabric, designs are block printed onto it. Ingredients like mud, gum, lime, and wheat chaff are combined to make the ‘dhabu’ paste which is then patted over certain parts of the design. This covering essentially protects those parts of the fabric from the dye, creating a unique and colorful effect. After patting the paste, it is then dipped into a vat of dye, dried again, and finally given a thorough washing to remove the paste and excess dye.
    Name : Yasin Block Print -Pipar
    Number : 9414136305
    Email ID : chhipayasin@gmail.com
    Social Media : www.dabublockprint.com Instagram-dabuprints
    Awards : State Award

  • Lehariya - Rajasthan

    Lehariya is a simple style of tie and dye meaning ‘wave-like'. Lehariya style was first witnessed in Rajasthan with the Mongol invader Tamerlane in the 14th Century. 

    The fabric is tied and folded in such a manner that when opened post-dyeing, there is a striped pattern created on the cloth with color on every alternate stripe. Traditionally, craftsmen would tie and dip it in 5 different colors to get the desired pattern in multiple hues. In its earliest form, lehariya was a style mainly used in head turbans. But today, Lehariya is a part of both attire and accessories. 
    Name : Badshah Miyan
    Number : 9414323984
    Email ID : badshahmiyan@gmail.com
    Awards : Shilp Guru 2015, National Award 2012, International Craft Award 2012

  • Bagh Print- Madhya Pradesh

    Bagh Print is a traditional hand block print from Bagh, a village on the banks of the Bagh River, Madhya Pradesh. This style of hand block printing is unique to the Khatri’s who migrated from Larkana in Sindh to Bagh. In this printing technique, cotton and silk fabric are involved. They are subjected to treatment in a blend of corroded iron fillings, alum, and Alizarin. The designs are patterned by skilled artisans. On completion of the printing process, the printed fabric is washed in the Bagh River and then dried in the sun to obtain the fine luster.
    Name : Mohammed Bilal Khatri
    Number : 9770427777
    Email ID : baghprint@gmail.com
    Social Media : www.baghprint.co.in
    Awards : National Award 2018, UNESCO Award of Excellence 2016, State Award 2010

  • Karavath Kati – Maharashtra

    The Karavath Kati saree is a symbol of celebration and prosperity that originates from the Vidharbha region. This traditional saree is called Karavath Kati due to its unique saw-edged pattern on the border. The bodice of the saree also contains designs resembling the saw teeth pattern. The weavers have adapted these designs from the sculptures seen at the famous Ramtek temple in the region. These sarees are handcrafted using Tussar silk. Whereas, the border is woven with mercerized cotton yarn. The sarees are woven on pit looms using three fly shuttles of different colored yarns.
    Name : Parasrma Audhyogik Hatmag Vinkar Sahakari Sanstha Maryadit
    Number : 9822734998, 0712-2724817
    Email ID : pravinbadwe@gmail.com
    Awards : Divisional Level Handloom Competition 2016-2017, 2018-2019

  • Screw-Pine and water Hyacinth Weaving - Kerala

    Kottapuram – a village in the town of Kodungallur, is home to these artisans. Screw-Pine is a species of palm found in this area and their leaves are harvested, sliced and the fibre is dried and then dyed. They are then woven into sustainable products for the home. Aquatic plant water hyacinth is also found in plenty and the rich fibre content in it enables it to be a beneficial ingredient in attaining finished handicraft products. Elements of jute are also sometimes blended along with the raw materials to create a perfectly crafted product.
    Name : Muzris Natural Fibre Emporium
    Number : 9745199383
    Email ID : info@naturalfibrecraft.com
    Social Media : www.naturalfibrecraft.com

  • Benaras Toys – Uttar Pradesh

    These toys are made without any joints, also attractive and safe for children. The craftsmen claim to belong to the Kunder Kharadi Samaj. This craft plays a pivotal role in the lives of the artisans, when a child is born a new lathe is added.

    The wood is either hand-carved or shaped using lathe. In hand-carving, first, the design of the toy is drawn on the wood. Then, the wood is sculpted according to the design. Once shaped, the surface of the toy is smoothened. Toys are given several coats of paint and finished with a clear or colored lacquer.

    Name : Agrawal Toys Emporium
    Number : 9415225024
    Email ID : agrtoysemporium@gmail.com
    Social Media : www.agrawaltoysemporium.com
    Awards : Kashi Gaurav Saman 2021

  • Bidri – Karnataka/ Telangana

    Bidriware was first brought to India by noted Sufi Khawaja Moinuddin Hasan Chisti in the form of utensils and patronized by Bahamani sultans who ruled Bidar in Karnataka in the 14th–15th centuries. The technique of inlaying silver and gold on steel or copper on a black background involves four steps-melting the alloy, casting the article, engraving and inlaying the design, and finally, oxidizing. The black background is created by using a mix of Zinc and Copper. The major motifs are influenced by Mughal.

    Name : Mahboob Bidri Craft
    Number : 9985900110
    Email ID : mahboobbidricraft@gmail.com
    Social Media : Instagram: mahboobbidricraft

  • Wood Products - Delhi

    A tree is a silent storyteller of time embedded in its grains. And when the grain is polished, the story becomes clear. It offers warmth & coziness. It provides peace, comfort & brings us closer to nature.

    The Beehive India is an experimentation, research & exploration studio. They work with a vast variety of species of wood. Wood joineries & retrieving the best grain & texture in products is their main objective & strength. Beehive works with various craft techniques like Tarkashi, Mysore inlay craft, Comb Craft & Channpatna toys to create home utilitarian products, furniture, and Installation.

    Name : The Beehive India
    Number : 9811413110, 9899146272
    Email ID : thebeehiveindiagmail.com
    Social Media : www.thebeehiveindia.com

  • Kutch Craft Collective - Gujarat

    Kutch Craft Collective (KCC) supporting nearly 10000 artisans is a coalition of five leading crafts organizations Kala Raksha, Khamir, Shrujan, Qasab, and VRDI. Each of them has played a significant role in the revival and growth of century’s old cultural crafts of Kutch, creating livelihood opportunities for thousands of artisan families living in the remote areas of the district. The organizations share a common vision and values and collaborate with each other both at a strategic level and for promotion and market development for Kutch Crafts.

    Name : Kutch Craft Collective
    Number : 7623812721, 9998186220
    Email ID : kutchcraftcollective@gmail.com
    Social Media : www.kutchcraftcollective.com, www.facebook.com/kutchcraftcollective www.instagram.com/, kutchcraftcollective.com

  • Moonj Craft – Uttar Pradesh

    Moonj Grass Basketry is a native craft of District Sitapur. It has been passed down from generations and practiced by the local tribals for more than 70 years. Moonj is a wild grass that grows in abundance in local ponds and Gangetic plain. The grass is handpicked and dried. It is then cut, shaved, and dyed in different colors. After this initial preparation, the grass is ready to be woven into a range of products. The range “The Sarayan Collection” is inspired by a small stream, Sarayan that flows through the district.

    Name : Ekta Swayam Sahayata Samuh
    Number : 9335353381
    Email ID : laxmivijaypal2233@gmail.com
    Social Media : www.sarayancraft.com

  • Meenakari - Rajasthan

    Kundan means Gold, Jadua means Diamond, and Meenakari is colorful enamel work. This work has been the original tradition of Bikaner. This traditional jewelry includes 'Tewata or Timaniya' (Necklace) 'Bangari', 'Gajre', different types of ‘Kare’. Though the art was introduced by Mughals, Indian craftsmen made it popular by adding their indigenous skills. In Jadau jewelry, precious and semi-precious stones, are embedded in gold, which is first melted a bit. When the gold becomes pliable, the stones in silver foil are set on it with great precision and artistry. The last process is Meenakari done at the back of the jewel.

    Name : Narsingh Das Mahesh Chand Meenakar and Sons
    Number : 9828052623
    Email ID : mukeshmeenakar23@gmail.com
    Awards : National Award 2008

  • Leather Chappals and Jutties - Rajasthan

    The Regar (Raigar, Rehgar, Rehgarh) are found in the states of Gujarat and Rajasthan. The caste is historically associated with the collecting of saltpeter. The British imposed restrictions on indigenous manufacturing of saltpeter destroying their livelihood. They later moved to leather dyeing. Over the years, some from the community took to making jutties. Very few remain and one such group is continuing with the tradition of making jutties in Sawai Madhopur. Dastkar Ranthambore took this group under them and trained them in new colorways, design and also trained them in the craft of Chattai weaving in leather.

    Name : Prahlad Handicraft Footwear
    Number : 9950891726
    Email ID : dastkar.kendra@gmail.com

  • Wood Carving and Inlay Work – Uttar Pradesh

    Pilakhuwa, in Hapur District, was a bustling textile center with its block printing units. Around the 80s, block makers thrived and the printers started to use screen printing. It killed the other ancillary crafts like Block Making, Dyeing, etc. The block makers reinvented themselves and started making home utilitarian products with the block's design. This was well appreciated in the market and they expanded their product offerings and innovated further using the brass inlay technique to create another range. Now Pilakhuwa is famously known for Block and Brass Inlay work.

    Name : Sajawat Handicraft
    Number : 9412619380
    Email ID : arshadkafeel1973@gmail.com
    Awards : National Award 2003

  • Terracotta Clay Pottery - Rajasthan

    Ramgarh in Alwar District is known for pottery. There are three different variations in this style of pottery, the first is simple paper-thin pottery with the color of a biscuit called Kagzi. The second variety is polished, painted in white and red colors. Engraving is done on the painted surface to create patterns of earthen color. The third style of pottery is a thin polished variety and stylish leafy patterns are engraved on the surface. The non-engraved areas are then painted with a series of lines and dots.

    Name : Ramgarh Clay Pottery
    Number : 9828220685
    Email ID : omprakashgalav@gmail.com
    Social Media : www.ramgarhclaypottery.com
    Awards : International Craft Award 2017, UNESCO Award of Excellence 2014, National Award 2010.

  • Paper Mache - Kashmir

    Paper mache was introduced to India in the 14th century by the Persian mystic Mir Syed Ali Hamdani. Over time, Kashmiri artisans added their flourishes to the art form, bringing attention to their creations. It is a two-stage process - Sakhtsazi and Naqashi. In the Sakhtsazi stage, the paper pulp is made, the pulp then gets left in the sun to dry before being mixed with atji, a kind of rice glue. Different mold is used for shaping the products. During the Naqashi stage, a base coat of paint is applied and the art is designed by hand.

    Name : Hakim Ghulam Mohammad
    Number : 9906743960
    Email ID : id-romandanish@gmail.com

  • Patwa Jewelry - Rajasthan

    Patwa is a thread craft that originated in Rajasthan and is now practised across several states of India. Patwa is derived from the Hindi word ‘pat’ meaning silk and people who are involved in the silk and cotton thread-work are called ‘Patwa’. Traditionally, these artisans used to travel from one village to another village to sell their thread-wrapped jewelry. They use a variety of yarn rolls along with Kundan studs and semi-precious or glass beads to also make other accessories like rakhis, necklaces, etc.

    Name : Mitwa Patwa Handicraft
    Number : 9571329673, 8824264838
    Email ID : mitwapatwahandicraft@gmail.com
    Awards : Kamala Devi Puraskar 2003

  • Dhokra & Tribal Jewelry - Odisha

    Dokhra is a 4000-year-old technique of non-ferrous metal casting. It is one of the earliest known ‘lost wax casting’ artifacts. Dhokra casting is essentially tribal art that got restricted to a few places. Dhokra is also found in Madhya Pradesh, Bengal, and Bihar. Dhokra artisans from Odisha have been practicing lost wax techniques from time immemorial. 

    Brass is mainly used for lost wax casting and the discovery of a major hoard of bronze statues in the 7th-8th centuries at Achuytrajpur suggests that the Dhokra craft flourished in Odisha. Today these artisans also make jewelry apart from traditional items from their folklore.

    Name : Narayani Handicrafts
    Number : 8117087463
    Email ID : narayanihc17@gmail.com

  • Shyamota Black Pottery - Rajasthan

    The creation of Ranthambore National Park led to the displacement of many communities. One of the communities was the black potters. Dastkar Ranthambore revived the Black Pottery of Shyamota and provided support through design, marketing, and showcasing the unique craft across India.

    Black Pottery is a unique tradition that has been nurtured in the Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan. Local artisans use thoroughly cleaned clay obtained from the banks of River Banas to mould it into myriad shapes on their potter's wheel. Finally, they are baked in a kiln with special natural mixers that give the items a greyish-black colour.

    Name : Black Pottery Shyamota
    Number : 9636864028
    Email ID : dastkar.kendra@gmail.com

  • Leather Craft - Rajasthan

    The Mojari is the traditional leather footwear of Rajasthan. The upper part is soft and made of goat or buffalo leather while the sole is made of thick buffalo leather. The leather and the thick sole insulate the wearer from the extreme desert climate and are worn by the farmers. For women, the footwear is of a thin sole and embellished. The leatherwork is usually done by men of the community. Whereas, women undertake the embroidery, which is done either directly on leather or on textile.

    Name : Gujar Leather Craft
    Number : 9828849676
    Email ID : mohanlal_gujar@yahoo.com
    Awards : National Award 2016, State Award 2009

  • Warli Folk Art - Maharashtra

    The Warli Tribe, residing in Thane, are popularly known for the pictographs they paint on the walls of their huts during wedding rituals. Rice paste and straw were smeared on the walls as base and motifs inspired from their life, nature, and tales are painted on it with a brush.

    All their stories are expressed in just two colors- brown and white. Palaghata, the goddesses of trees and plants, is the central theme of these paintings. Hirva, nature is seen as the provider. Warlis identify themselves with Pardi, the hunter companion, and see themselves as protectors of nature..

    Name : Anil Chaitya Vangad
    Number : 8087980681
    Email ID : warlitribal.art@gmail.com
    Social Media : www.facebook.com/anil.vangad.3
    Awards : World Craft Council Award 2014

  • Etikoppaka Toys – Andhra Pradesh

    Etikoppaka, a small village located on the banks of the river Varaha in Vishakhapatnam district is known for making lacquer toys using only natural and organic coloured dyes.

    The artisans use a colourless resinous secretion from numerous insects to enrich the organic colour. The art of making traditional wooden Etikoppaka toys is more than 400 years old and is unique to Etikoppaka Bommalu craft making. They use wood from Ankudi Karra tree that is generally soft. The natural dyes are extracted and prepared from seeds, lacquer, bark, roots, and leaves.

    Name : Etikopakka Handicrafts
    Number : 7036101686
    Email ID : handicrafts.ekp@gmail.com
    Social Media : www.facebook.com/etikopakka-handicraffts
    Awards : State Award 2011

  • Kondapalli Toys – Andhra Pradesh

    Kondapalli toys are famous for their lightweight, vibrant colors and age-old production techniques. Themed around mythology, rural life, and animals, these toys exhibit joyous and realistic expressions. The artisans who make these toys are known as ‘Arya Kshatriyas’ and the community claims its origin to Muktharishi, who is said to have been endowed with skills in arts and crafts by Lord Shiva himself. Over the years, the Kondapalli toy has become a collectible from a plaything.

  • Sanjhi – Uttar Pradesh

    Sanjhi, the ancient art of paper stenciling, was practiced across Mathura and Vrindavan and was traditionally used to make ceremonial rangolis in temples dedicated to Lord Krishna. The craftsmen use small fine custom-made scissors to cut the stencils and then use the stencil to create the images. In older times, the stencils were made using rough paper or banana leaves but contemporary artisans have started creating artworks using handmade and recycled paper. Soon it grabbed the interest of the patrons and the stencils also moved to wall hangings and home décor.

    Name : Mohan Kumar Verma
    Number : 9897742531
    Email ID : mohansanjhi@gmail.com
    Social Media : Instagram: _Sanjhipapercutting
    Awards : National Award 2018, State Award 2011

  • Lambani Jewelry - Karnataka

    Lambani jewelry is the traditional folk jewelry by the Lambani tribe, the Banjara community from the Bijapur region of Karnataka. The women of the community wear vibrant self-stitched and embroidered dresses and beautiful ornaments and make accessories with Silver, Copper, and white metal. Today, this jewelry blends the beauty of an ancient craft, and challas, necklaces, earrings, toe rings, bracelets, and bangles are made with bold patterns for today’s modern women.

    Name : Parampara Jana Seva Sangh
    Number : 9741710708
    Email ID : kalyan.jewelry@gmail.com

  • Leather Puppets – Andhra Pradesh

    Also known as tollubommalu or tollubommalatta, this form of shadow-puppet theatre is popular in several regions of Andhra Pradesh. The word Tollu means leather and Bbommalu means dolls and is believed to have originated under the rule of the Satvahana dynasty. The skin becomes translucent after cleaning and is ready for the artwork. Different characters have designated colours, blue for Rama and Krishna, green for Hanuman, yellow for Rishis etc. What gives these puppets their brilliance, is the perforated designs drawn on the characters to depict jewelry and when it is viewed against the light, they look like glowing jewels.

    Name : Sindhe Sreeramulu
    Number : 8309894363/9390012248
    Email ID : chandusindhe10@gmail.com
    Social Media : www.facebook.com/sindheleatherpuppetry
    Awards : Kala Sri 2011, Kala Nidhi 2009, National Award 2006

  • Kite / Patang – Uttar Pradesh

    Kite-making in India was introduced during the reign of Mughal emperor Shah Alam and the tribe of kite makers was known as Patangbaaz. At the initial stage, the kite was made in prism form and was styled as Tinkoni Qandeel (prismatic candle). Tinkoni is the outer cover and inside this qandeel (Candle) a ball of rags soaked in oil was hung. When the ball of rags is lit, the hot air fills the qandeel and the tinkoni starts rising in the air. For flying during the day, it was modified into quadrangular and other shapes.

    Name : Indian Fighter Kite
    Number : 7417750292
    Email ID : indianfighterkite@yahoo.com

  • Chaubundi - Rajasthan

    Chaubundi Studio in Kaladera, Rajasthan consists of a fourth-generation, textile printing joint family. They are one of the larger producers of textiles that are printed and dyed in natural colours. They are pioneers of printing in mud resistance on specialized fabrics. They experiment and update their skills and techniques to innovate products. Sustainably producing slow fashion, they filter and recharge the water used in the printing and dyeing on their printing farm.

    Name : Chaubundi
    Number : 9717323301
    Email ID : chaubundi@hotmail.com
    Social Media : Facebook/chaubundi.printing

  • Stone Lattice Craft – Uttar Pradesh

    Agra has been home to some of the world’s best stone carvers and is known for stone carving and inlay work. Locally known as Pacchikari, this craft was introduced by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, who brought specialists from Persia to train local artisans. Stone Carving is done mainly using soapstone. Besides carving, the artisans have also mastered the art of carving out forms within forms known as ‘undercut’. The other stone craft of Agra is inlay work, popularly recognized as the craft of the Taj Mahal. This is usually done on white marble and alabaster.

    Name : Al Maun
    Number : 9808219250
    Email ID : almaunindia@gmail.com
    Social Media : www.almaun.in
    Awards : UNESCO Award of Excellence 2016

  • Wood Carving. - Delhi

    Most of the woodcarvers come from the traditional Sandalwood and ivory carving background. They moved to wood when these were banned and started experimenting with Sheesham, Red Wood and Loquat Wood. Loquat wood looks like Sandalwood and is a tight wood- excellent for carving and polishing. Products are made using fine needles to create intricate jalli. These artisans create small products like Key Chains, Book Marks, Paper Cutter, Boxes, Trays, and Lamps to Large Screens.

    Name : Mansoor Khan
    Number : 98916449934
    Email ID : mansoorarts0005@gmail.com
    Awards : State Award 1984-1985

  • Horn and Bone Work - Rajasthan

    This craft of camel bone artistry is an intricate art form indigenous to India. The bones like the hip and legs are usually used for making fine handicraft pieces. Chemical treatment is done which makes them ready to be carved. The machines used in the craft are delicate and include grinders and shapers. The art demands not just determination but also courage and good lungs, the camel bone dust can be asthmatic and is not easy to work in. The artists work in these conditions for hours, creating exquisite products.

    Name : Jakir Husain
    Number : 9461439386
    Email ID : jhcraftman@gmail.com

  • Ecokari - Maharashtra

    EcoKaari, a Social Enterprise based in Pune, was founded on the three pillars of Sustainable Development-Conservation, Livelihood, and Social Participation. EcoKaari’s upcycling process is fascinating as they use a traditional Charkha (spindle) and handloom to weave fabric from non-biodegradable and difficult to recycle plastic bags, and old audio/video cassette tapes. This upcycled handwoven fabric is then used to make handcrafted daily utility items such as handbags and accessories, home decor, and office products.

    Name : EcoKaari Private Limited
    Number : 9702422111, 9910969297
    Email ID : nandan@ecokaari.org
    Social Media : Facebook: Ecokaari, Instagram: Ecokaari, Twitter: Ecokaari

  • Dastkar Ranthambhore - Rajasthan

    When the Ranthambhore National Park was created, the local communities were displaced. Dastkar Ranthambhore was set up in 1989 for the social-economic development of the displaced communities. Over the years they have revived most of the skills in putting together a very distinct and appealing product range.

    Skills like block printing, tie-dye, patchwork, black pottery, and leatherwork which had become extinct were given a new lease of life by them. Currently, the Kendra is home to 350 women. Today, Dastkar Ranthambhore is an outstanding example of how intervention can bridge the gap between traditional skills and mainstream markets making craft more competitive.

    Name : Dastkar Ranthambore
    Number : 9414030486, 9785303047
    Email ID : dastkar.kendra@gmail.com
    Social Media : www.dastkarrranthambore.org

  • Urmul Marusthali Bunkar Vikas Samiti – Rajasthan (UMBVS)

    The URMUL Rural Health, Research and Development Trust, Bikaner was set up in 1983. URMUL Trust represents a family of organizations working towards social and economic change in the lives of the people in western Rajasthan.

    URMUL started looking at non-farm livelihoods after the drought of 1987 through handicrafts. A chance meeting with an itinerant peddler led to the discovery of weavers in Bhojasar, Dhot, and Gomat. These weavers became the foundation for UMBVS.

    Lunkaransar, a town in Bikaner developed an off-farm program for weavers and spinners. Bajju, a village in Rajasthan started working with women refugees of the Indo-Pak war in 1971 who specialized in mirror embroidery.

    Name : Urmul Marusthali Bunkar Vikas Samiti
    Number : 9929398106, 9414762787
    Email ID : urmulpokaran1@gmail.com
    Awards : National Award 2014

  • Jugaad – Delhi

    Karm Marg aims to provide safe and secure living conditions and ensures that every child and youth under their care realises their full potential, becomes self-reliant, and lives a happy life with a sense of dignity.

    Jugaad reflects the philosophy to make the most out of whatever is available. Thus, creating livelihood and acting as an incubator for youth to create enterprises.

    Name : Jugaad
    Number : 9717323301
    Email ID : delhi.jugaad@gmail.com
    Social Media : www.jugaadkoolmal.com

  • Kalighat Painting – West Bengal

    Kalighat paintings are said to have originated in the vicinity of the Kalighat Kali Temple in Kolkata in the 19th Century. There are two types of Kalighat Paintings. In the oriental school of Kalighat painting, predominant themes are religious figures and scenes from sacred texts, from goddesses Durga and Lakshmi to the characters of Rama and Sita. The alternate discipline of Kalighat painting, known as the “Occidental school,” included pieces that depicted ordinary people engaging in everyday life or captured the changes taking place in Kolkata at the time.

    Name : Kalam Patua
    Number : 99000294440
    Email ID : kalam.patua@gmail.com
    Social Media : FB: Kalam Patua

  • Bhil Pithora Painting– Madhya Pradesh

    Art is an integral part of the Bhil community and different firms of it are used to mark events, store memories, fight despair and disease. Steeped in rituals, symbolism, and tradition, the rich textures of their paintings connect them to nature and life. They would paint beautiful images with neem sticks and turmeric, flour, vegetables, leaves, and oil were used to derive brilliant colours. Traditionally, the art of the Bhil folk would adorn the clay walls of their village homes but now the art has moved to canvas and paper.

    Name : Geeta Bariya
    Number : 9893390609
    Email ID : mukeshbariya17614@gmail.com

  • Pattachitra- Odisha

    These paintings are inspired by Jagannatha and Vaishnava sect and the temple traditions in Puri. Chitrakar community mostly hail from a village in Puri district called Raghurajpur and they follow a traditional process of preparing the canvas. A gauze-like fine cotton cloth is first coated with white stone powder and gum made out of tamarind seeds. Natural colours are mixed with the gum of the kaitha tree to get different colours. Following the completion of a painting, the canvas is held over a charcoal fire and lacquer is applied on the surface.

    Name : Tanmay Mohapatra
    Number : 8249001743
    Email ID : sivaleeraav@gmail.com
    Social Media : Facebook: Tanmay Mohapatra

  • Pichwai Painting - Rajasthan

    The word Pichwai has its roots in the Sanskrit words pich (behind) and wai (hanging). A traditional art form that emerged in the 17th Century at the Nathdwara temple in Rajasthan, Pichwais are intricate paintings dedicated to Shrinathji and are typically hung behind the idol of the deity in local shrines. These elaborate hand-painted artworks celebrate the different moods and expressions of Krishna. Over time, Pichwai painting came to be practiced in various local styles, the most recognizable being Nathdwara, Deccan, Kota-Bundi, and Kishangarh styles.

    Name : Kalyan Mal Sahu
    Number : 9460214849
    Email ID : sahukalyanmal@gmail.com
    Awards : National Award 2011

  • Gond Tribal Art – Madhya Pradesh

    As per folklore, Gond gods were abandoned, to be rescued by Goddess Parvati. Shiva then kept them captive in a cave. They were saved by the Gond hero Linga and emerged from the cave in four groups. The Pradhans were one such group - hereditary bards, who tell stories about Gond legends. When the songs were fading, a young Jangarh Singh Shyam painting a yellow mud rendering of Hanuman was noticed by artist, Jagdish Swaminathan. Slowly, the lives of Pardhans went through a transformation as they took to this new art of painting stories of their lives and gond legends with colours.

    Name : Rajendra Kumar Shyam
    Number : 9926302136
    Email ID : rajendrashyam@yahoo.com
    Social Media : FB: Rajendra Kumar Shyam
    Awards : State Award 2018, 2019, Rupankar Kala Award

    Name : Durgesh Maravi
    Number : 9617962344
    Email ID : durgeshmaravi07@gmail.com
    Social Media : Instagram: maravi_durgesh

  • Madhubani – Bihar

    Mithila painting or Madhubani was discovered in 1934 when a massive earthquake hit Bihar. The British officer William G. Archer chanced upon these paintings in the interior walls of the homes. Madhubani painting is an ancient cultural art form of Bihar, Nepal that dates back to the Ramayana. Paintings were first done on Khobar Ghar (nuptial chamber of the newlywed couple).

    Madhubani painting has five distinctive styles: Bharni, Katchni, Tantrik, Godna, and Kohbar. Today Madhubani art has become a globalised art form as it moved from the walls to canvas and paper.

    Name : Pradyumna Kumar
    Number : 8178438989, 9312720778
    Email ID : pradyumnaraj@gmail.com
    Social Media : Instagram: pradyumnaandpushpa
    Awards : Children’s Picture Book Illustration International gold Medal Award from UNESCO 2006, 2008

  • Miniature Art - Delhi

    Miniature Painting is a kaleidoscope of history, scriptures, and the lives of people through the ages. Each painting abounds with fine photographic details. Organic and natural minerals like stone dust, real gold, and silver dust are used to create colours. The paper for the painting is prepared by polishing with stone to render a smooth surface. The earliest Miniature paintings in India can be traced back to the 7th century AD, under the patronage of the Palas of Bengal. Jainism inspired a movement to Western India from the 12th- 15th century AD. The Persian influence came with the Mughals in the 15th Century and the palm leaf was replaced by Paper.

    Name : Jai Prakash
    Number : 9810372631
    Email ID : jaiminiature@yahoo.com, jaiminiature@gmail.com
    Awards : Padma Shri 2016, UNESCO Seal of Excellency 2005 , National Award 1998

  • Phad Painting - Rajasthan

    Phad paintings find their origins in Shahpura. The Phad scrolls were first commissioned by Chochu Bhat in the 10th century A.D. A single-family- Joshi Clan passed down the religious paintings over generations. Phad is a canvas or folds in the local dialects. In ancient times, the storytellers (Bhopas and Bhopis) would narrate the stories using Phads as their pictorial depiction. A thick fine paste of wheat/rice flour, prepared by boiling the mixture in water, is applied to the cloth and dried. The cloth is then rubbed with Mohra (a stone device) to bring out the smoothness and shine.

    Name : Prakash Joshi
    Number : 9001189868
    Email ID : prakash.joshi79@gmail.com
    Social Media : www.phadchitrakari.com, Instagram: PrakashJoshi1979
    Awards : UNESCO 2014, Kala Mani award 2010, National Award 2009