CRAFT CLUSTER INITIATIVE 2015:KULLU
THE VALLEY OF GODS
introductionCCI was introduced with the purpose of sensitizing the students towards the traditional crafts.Objectives:Making students aware of the different dying crafts.Developing conversational skills.Trying to understand the traditional process of craft production.Working in a group with limited time and resources.Going through the research process in order to understand the culture of the place visited and the crafts under-taken.To analyze the situationand develop a plan that would contribute to the promotions of the craft and give a financial boost to the craftsmen.
Travelogue DAY-1 (May.25)-ITBP camp, Babeli, KulluDAY-2 (May.26)-Trishla Shawl weavers, BabeliDAY-3 (May.27)-Metal craft, DhalpurDAY-4 (May.28)-Pattu Weavers, Bekhli-Bhubaneshwari Devi Temple, BekhliDAY-5 (May.29)-Bodh Shawl weavers, BhuntarAngora FarmsDAY-6 (May.30)-Kullu caps, BhuntarDAY-7 (May.31)-Hadimba Temple, ManaliDAY-8 (June.01)-Dhalpur Bus-standKullu Craft Cluster 2015May.25.2015 to June.02.2015
Kullu- the valley of godsOpen valley312 km from KangraMalana: oldest democracyAdventurous sportsExtremely cold wintersPleasant SummersKullu Dussherra Apple orchids
cultureKullu Hindus: Sri Rama, Mahadev Shiva, Naagdeva and Shakti from Durga, Parvati and HadimbaIshta Devatas- Principle deity of each villageBuddhism: from Lahaul, Spiti and kinnaurSikhism: Paonta Sahib (Sirmaor district)Winter carnival: State level festivalDances:NaatiKharait/ Ujagjama/Chadhgebrikar
Crafts of kulluKullu ShawlsPattuKullu capsKullu Wood craftKullu Metal craft
Kullu shawls: introductionColourful and appealingHand wovenSince pre- independence era18,20,22 widePurpose: To protect themselves from severe coldMen folk Wove Patti for coats ans suthan (payjama)Women Pattus
Kullu shawls:raw materials
Local Wool Gaddis or local SheapardsAustralian Merino wool spun at the spining millsPashmina wool Pashmina goat in tibetAngora wool- Angora rabbit from germanyCashmelon or Acrylic yarns Synthetic wool from ludhiana
Kullu shawls:design and motifs
Traditionally 3 borders at two ends Woven in brilliant colors Yellow, Green, White, or Red on Contrasting backgroundsCommercially selling 1. Single colour shawl without any design2. Shawl with a traditional border, stripes on the four sides3. Shawl with ek phool , Shawl with teen phool.4. Shawl with buti all over it
Traditional dressItem of practical clothing for womenWinter wearThicker and heavier than shawlsAlso called as DohruDrapped, waist belt called Gachchi, Pinned with silver braoches called bumniOften plain with no design
Shrines, Quaint cottages, Sculptures and Figurines.Floral motifs, carvings of animals Bhubneshwari Devi Temple in Bhekhli village
The chief products are mohrasMusical instruments like brass bands, brass drumsThe metals used mainly are brass, copper, iron, tin and bell metal.
unique and oasis color, elegant designs and delightful embroideryKullu caps are worn on the head centrally, Instead they are set a slight angleMade of local sheep wool Border is the most important part of the cap and it is made separately on the handlooms.
CREDITS:CORE TEAM:Tiru SharmaSakshi ChauhanNeha KumariDevesh NayalCharu KharbandaChandramani KumarAnshuman Singh
MENTOR:Ms. Apla Srivastava
DEPARTMENT FACULTIES:Ms. Maulshree SinhaMs. Lavdeep SinghMr. AzharCOURSE CO-ORDINATORMr. Deepak Joshi
2013-2017National Institute of Fashion TechnologyNIFT Kangra, Himachal PradeshIndia