KASHMIRIYAT – A New Look at the Crafts of Kashmir Presented by Commitment to Kashmir (CtoK) Bangalore International Centre
Bangalore International Centre | Bangalore |
Nov 26 | 10 a.m.
Ends on: Nov 28
About KASHMIRIYAT – A New Look at the Crafts of Kashmir Presented by Commitment to Kashmir (CtoK) Bangalore International Centre
Commitment to Kashmir (CtoK) is organizing KASHMIRIYAT, a solo Business to Business
(B2B) event in Bangalore. It is a celebration of the crafts and craftspeople of Kashmir,
being held from the 26th - 28th of November at the Bangalore International
Centre. It is also a tribute to the memory of Lakshmi Jain who initiated the idea of special
attention to the craftspeople of J&K, caught in the region’s turmoil.
Commitment to Kashmir (CtoK) has been working with craftspeople in the Valley
over the last several years. CtoK is showcasing work done over the last 18 months. The
project was a coming together of NGOs, designers and crafts entrepreneurs, supported by
TITAN, to inject a new design dynamic, revive languishing markets, and inspire new
buyers, turning the craft people’s anguish into a better tomorrow.
The KASHMIRIYAT exhibition demonstrates the partnership between TITAN and CtoK
and our joint faith in the vitality and potential of the creative arts, I am also giving you a
quote by the designer Harpreet Padam who recently won the Elle Décor International
Design Award India 2019 (EDIDA) India. "Commitment to Kashmir has selected a very
appropriate group of Kashmiri artisans who nurture the ambition of approaching new
avenues and connections for their craft. To achieve this, these selected artisans are also
very eager to complement their strengths with those that CtoK brings to them. Design,
entrepreneurial training and marketing support being the most important.
In my opinion, as the project builds deeper roots in the valley, it will attract more such
craftspeople who value the continuity and future of their craft. Commitment to Kashmir is
a highly supportive catalyst in their journey." culture and craftspeople of Kashmir. Its roots
are in the traditional skills and motifs of Kashmir, but given a new contemporary tweak
and functionality - over 200 products developed as part of this project. They showcase the
possibilities of exciting contemporary design married to age-old techniques and crafts,
ranging from embroideries, pashmina, and namda felting, to walnut wood, papier-mâché,
and copper. Product categories include lighting, home furnishings, lifestyle & home décor,
bags, board games, and accessories.
As part of the KASHMIRIYAT event there will be a panel discussion on
November 26 th with Padma Shri LailaTyabji, Chairperson Dastkar and
Founder Trustee of CtoK, Ms Rajeshwari Head of Taneira, Zubair Ahmad
Mir, Director of The Craft Development Institute, Srinagar, the artisans,
designers and the CtoK team, sharing their views and experiences. Guided
walk-arounds where the designers will share their concepts and experiences will also be
organized throughout the three days.
Time of the panel discussion is from 4 – 5 PM – 26 th of Nov 19