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Hand block Printing

Mesterlærer: Mr. Khushiram Pandey
Sted: Sanganer, Rajasthan – Indien
Tidspunkt for 14-dages ophold: januar og februar måned 2023 (aftales nærmere)

Khushiram Pandey is a fifth generation block printing artisan and designer from Chhipa Community Sanganer.

Khushiram is the son of a National award winning Master Craftsman. He attended the Indian Institute of Craft and Design in Jaipur (IICD) from 2009 to 2012 and won the the gold medal for Academic Excellence (2009-2012).

He is the Creative Director of AK Group and works on his own brand “Awdhesh Kumar”, which deals in production and marketing of block printed textiles.

He is passionate about the block printing industry, and his main goal is to sustain the ancient craft while at the same time giving new direction and innovation to the prints and designs.

Hand Appliqué

Mesterlærer: Mr. Gaurav Choudhary
Sted: Barmer, Rajasthan – Indien
Tidspunkt for ophold: 14 dages ophold i januar, februar eller marts 2023 (aftales nærmere)

Gaurav Choudhary is a Master artisan in Applique work with 8 years of experience in training artisans. He is passionate about his Craft and believes in intricate and quality work, along with Fair Trade and connecting people to his Craft.

He has trained artisan groups under Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH-Jodhpur), Development Commissioner Handicrafts, Ministry of Textiles, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Jodhpur Mega cluster.

Bandhani - Tie & Dye

Mesterlærer: Mr. Khatri Adil Mustak
Sted: Bhuj, Gujarat – Indien
Tidspunkt for 14-dages ophold: helst medio februar 2023 (aftales nærmere)

Adil Mustak Khatri is a fourth generation artisan who revived his family tradition in Bandhani. After twelfth grade, he learned Bandhani, then took the design course at Kala Raksha Vidhyalaya (KRV) to learn more.

Through his work and design, he pushes boundaries in Bandhani and Shibori. He started his label ‘Nilak’, which means green, under which he creates naturally dyed, eco-friendly products. He received the World Crafts Council seal of excellence. In 2020, Adil was juried into the highly competitive International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe.

Kantha Stitch Embroidery

Mesterlærer: Ms. Mahamaya Sikdar
Sted: Kolkata, West Bengal – Indien
Tidspunkt for ophold: 14 dages ophold i januar, februar eller marts 2023 (aftales nærmere)

Smt. Mahamaya Sikdar is a two-time National Award winner who feels Kantha is more about storytelling that she ‘lives and breathes’ every single day. Having worked with established Indian designers such as Anita Dongre, Raghavendra Rathore, Sabyasachi et al, Mahamaya ji’s needles find their way around the cloth, and she lets her work speak for itself. Her massive Nakshi kantha sarees on the Ramayana won her the National Award both the times.

Ikat Weaving

Mesterlærer: Mr. Radhe Shayam Meher
Sted: Bargarh, Odisha-768104 – Indien
Tidspunkt for ophold: 14 dages ophold i januar, februar eller marts 2023 (aftales nærmere)

Radhe Shayam Meher is a third generation artisan who revived his family tradition in Ikat Weaving. He started learning this skill from his father when he was in 8th grade, and at the age of 15 he started doing his Ikat weaving work independently. He has enabled a lot of artisans through trainings on Ikat technique, design Development etc.