NID to aid in skill devpt of artisans
dna Anchor As part of four-year project, NID to work on 25 clusters
Ahmedabad: National Institute of Design (NID) has identified five clusters to benefit the minority communities by training artisans who are engaged in traditional arts and crafts.
At present, 15 artisans from Manipur and Firozabad each are being trained in black pottery and glass flame craft on the NID campus. A stall exhibiting the works of Firozabad artisans will be on display at NID from February 16 to 18, while an exhibition of Manipur artisans' work will be held on February 24 and 25.
NID has been appointed as knowledge partner for Upgrading the Skills and Training in Traditional Arts/Crafts for Development, an initiative of the Ministry of Minority Affairs.
Senior faculty and head of Outreach programme at NID,
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Shimul Mehta Vyas said, "This year, five clusters have been identified. We want them to be representatives of groups, regions and different craft materials. This is a four-year project, where NID will be working on 25 clusters for identification and setting standards of traditional craft clusters, craft research and documentation."
He added, "The training involves two workshops on field and one workshop on campus."
traditional art, craft of 5 clusters
Stone craft, Varanasi
Paper mache, Kashmir
Glass flame, Firozabad
Black pottery, Manipur
Screw line weaving, Kerala
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