“aadhar should be congratulated for their initiative to encourage and celebrate good films and videos on the craft traditions and craftsmanship. Their plans to screen these films will be an important step in informing and sensitizing people and encourage the next generation of craftsmen and women to see their ancestral skills with a new hope and relevance.”
Aditi Ranjan is a weaver, textile designer and has been a design teacher from the National Institute of Design since 1974. She is a co-editor of “Hand made in India” – an encyclopedia on the handicrafts of India. In August 2009, she wrote scripts for 3 short documentaries on three crafts – Votive Terracotta of Rajasthan, Lacquered Turned Wood furniture of Sanskheda in Gujarat and Double Silk Ikat Textile of Patan, Gujarat. These three fabrics went on to be India’s nominations to UNESCO for safeguarding the Intangible Cultural Heritage of India.