The Aatmanirbhar Bharat Centre for Design has been conceived to celebrate the richly diverse handicrafts of India with a particular focus on those that have received the Geographical Indication (GI) certification. Aatmanirbhar Bharat, 'self-reliant' India, is a policy of the Government of India to develop Indian culture to make it a significant and important part of the Indian economy.
The two key focus areas of the Aatmanirbhar Bharat policy include the aspects of 'Vocal for Local' and 'Make in India'. It is beyond doubt that the handicrafts and handloom of India are the sectors that exemplify these directives in the most complete manner possible. This sector has been the mainstay of our rural economy, generating employment all across the country in significantly large numbers. It has also developed strong regional specificities as evidenced by the many GI certifications which have been awarded so far.
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L1 Barrack, Red Fort, Delhi
20,000 square feet approx
with a total of 100 rooms at two levels.
Room No: 19 - 26
Renowned Indian artists draw inspiration from traditional crafts to create art installations that explore contemporary interpretations of Indian craft practices, while also reflecting on their own artistic journeys.
In this section, you will experience a myriad of traditional crafts, displayed as exemplars of the remarkable craftsmanship and diversity in the Indian handicrafts sector. Each craft form carries a rich regional legacy and has a unique story to tell. Ranging from historic pieces to contemporary adaptations, these craft stories embody the versatility and evolution of Indian craft-making.
Papier-Mâché (Kashmir Loom)