Experience the finest hand crafts in the world, meet contemporary designers, immerse in hands-on workshops, scour the street markets for fabrics and objects, dine in castles and in private homes

Experiences begin
November 2018


 

A bespoke experience of discovery and learning for professional designers, students, faculty, buyers, merchants and inspiration seekers

INDIA BY HAND EXPERIENCES

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JAIPUR
CLASSIC CRAFTS AND ARTS HERITAGE • ROYALTY

Accompany experts on a colourful textile trail experiencing the celebrated hand block printing of Jaipur, intricate gold embroidery work and Rajasthani tie-and-dye fabrics. Immerse yourself in the crafts of beaten metalwork, lac bangles and silver foil making with the finest artisans. Visit luxury gem and jewelry houses that cater to royalty and Hollywood stars. Dine in forts, royal palaces and street corners, dance with elephants and enjoy a spectacular festival of lights in a 19th century castle.

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DELHI
URBAN • CONTEMPORARY
EDGY

 Explore vibrant new creative hubs and visit ateliers of contemporary Indian fashion designers who are making a mark in Paris, New York, Milan. Go behind-the-scenes with India's hottest designers of accessories, furniture and lighting that blur the boundaries between craft, arts and design. Get your hands dirty in immersive workshops, exchange notes with students of premier design schools and get expert-led tours of significant craft museums and art galleries. Scour the bustling markets and dine among the beautiful ruins of 16th century Mughal architecture in India's capital city.

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KOLKATA
FOLK CRAFTS
SUSTAINABLE FASHION
REVIVAL OF
TRADITIONAL DESIGN

Go beneath the surface in India's most charming city meeting contemporary artists , sculptors, potters and fashion designers who are giving a new meaning to tradition and heritage. Explore artisan communities where some of the world's finest fabrics are home spun and hand woven, watch exquisite centuries-old  embroidery techniques, and see how recycling and repurposing materials and sustainable development is at the core of Bengal's rural crafts.


UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH INDIA BY HAND

Meet India's leading designers and learn from traditional artisans


INSIDERS AND EXPERTS ~ MEET OUR CURATORS

Mita Kapur  CURATOR, JAIPUR Leading literary agent, author, journalist.

Mita Kapur
CURATOR, JAIPUR
Leading literary agent, author, journalist.

Natasha Jeyasingh  CURATOR, DELHI Design and art consultant, NID alumni.

Natasha Jeyasingh
CURATOR, DELHI
Design and art consultant, NID alumni.

Nandita Palchoudhuri  CURATOR, KOLKATA Folk art and craft consultant, social entrepreneur.

Nandita Palchoudhuri
CURATOR, KOLKATA
Folk art and craft consultant, social entrepreneur.

The aim is to show the next generation of India through its designers and artisans who are moving beyond the cliché to create contemporary, cutting edge, global design, yet rooted in its heritage
— Natasha Jeyasingh, Curator

SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF INDIA BY HAND

Get inspired by Indian art, architecture, markets, life


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