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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:processing

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

Kullu pattu

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

Wood- craft

Shrines, Quaint cottages, Sculptures and Figurines.Floral motifs, carvings of animals Bhubneshwari Devi Temple in Bhekhli village

Metal- craft

The chief products are mohrasMusical instruments like brass bands, brass drumsThe metals used mainly are brass, copper, iron, tin and bell metal.

Kullu caps

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