Ministry of Textiles08-May, 2013 14:10 IST
Traditional Handicrafts in Kashmir

 

Neither Wood Carving nor Khatumband have been declared as languishing crafts, according to the state directorate of handicrafts also these crafts are thriving crafts and usage of Khatumband both in and outside the state has considerably picked up.  

 

Under the Research & Development Scheme implemented by the Office of the Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) 35 number of Languishing crafts have been identified (as detailed at Annexure-A), this includes the following traditional craft from Srinagar, Kashmirviz, 1. Namada, 2. Pinjrakari, 3. Pottery, 4. Silverware, 5. Tapestry and 6. Wagu.

 

Under Design & Technology up-gradation scheme implemented during the                      11th plan there is a component “Documentation preservation and Revival of Rare and Languishing Craft” wherein the Government provides assistance to preserve the craft, which have cultural and economic importance and shall be implemented through the measures like survey, documentation of craft process, training, design and technical development, sample production, marketing through exhibitions and publicity.  Central/State Handicrafts Corporations, Apex Cooperative Societies, Voluntary Agencies, are eligible for seeking the financial assistance.

 

 

Annexure -A

 

 

List of Identified as Languishing Crafts after survey conducted by NIFT New Delhi

 

Sl. No.

Name of the craft

Place

State

  1.  

Indigo Dyeing

Sivasagar

Assam

  1.  

Assamese Jewellery

Jorhat

Assam

  1.  

Mirizhim

Manjula

Assam

  1.  

Natural Dyeing

Nangpho

Assam

  1.  

Saphe Lamphee

Imphal

Manipur

  1.  

Lashingphee

Imphal

Manipur

  1.  

Natural Block Printing

Imphal

Manipur

  1.  

Miniature Painting

Hyderabad

Andhra Pradesh

  1.  

Cherial Painting

Cherial

Andhra Pradesh

  1.  

Raja Rani Dolls

Tirupati

Andhra Pradesh

  1.  

Temple Kalamkari

Kumbkodam

Tamil Nadu

  1.  

Temple Applique

Madurai

Tamil Nadu

  1.  

Gheso Work

Bikaner

Rajasthan

  1.  

Kavad

Bassi

Rajasthan

  1.  

Danka

Udaipur

Rajasthan

  1.  

Rogan Painting

Nirona

Gujarat

  1.  

Warak printing

Udaipur

Rajasthan

  1.  

Mend Ki Chapai

Sanganer

Rajasthan

  1.  

Split Ply-braiding

Thar Region (India)

Rajasthan

  1.  

Pithora Painting

Jhabua

Madhya Pradesh

  1.  

Hand Block Printing

Tarapur/Javad

Madhya Pradesh

  1.  

Sanjhi Crafts

Mathura

U.P.

  1.  

Cuttaki Chappals

Barang

Orissa

  1.  

Horn Craft

Cuttack

Orissa

  1.  

Ganjeefa Cards

Sonepur

Orissa

  1.  

Wood Toys

Bargarh

Orissa

  1.  

Copper snake

Boudh

Orissa

  1.  

Namda

Srinagar

Kashmir

  1.  

Pinjrakari

Srinagar

Kashmir

  1.  

Pottery

Srinagar

Kashmir

  1.  

Silver ware

Srinagar

Kashmir

  1.  

Tapestry

Srinagar

Kashmir

  1.  

Wagu

Srinagar

Kashmir

  1.  

Chamba Rumal

Chamba

Himachal Pradesh

  1.  

Suri Bowl/Sherpai

Birbhum

West Bengal

 

            This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Textiles, Smt. Panabaaka Lakshmi in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.

   

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DS/RK

 


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