Born on 7th May in 1989, Amir has been practising embroidery since 16 yrs. He is a experienced, creative and skilled craftsperson with fair understanding of excellence. He is driven to explore new areas in design and works with appreciable dedication. His color aesthetics are in place and that is evident in the work he puts forward. He gives his heart into embroidery unless tempted towards something more engaging. If given a feedback and direction, he relentlessly works to achieve the best. Amir is empathetic towards his fellow workers.
Address: 536/89, Madehganj, Khadra Anshik,
Nirala Nagar, Lucknow-226020
Born in 1999, Irfan started craft pratice at a very young age and has been embroidering since 11yrs. He is a proficient embroiderer and perfectionist unlike others of his age. He has good understanding of craft with excellent embroidery skills. He is cautious about workmanship and following standards or guidelines issued in assignment. His vigour to learn, hard work, commitment to timelines make him a class apart. Any kind of personal and community engagement does not deviate him from professional commitments.
Irfan is confident in costing, planning and commercial thinking. He engages himself in production optimisation, excellence assurance besides analytical and design thinking. With more experience, he would surely become a great amalgamation of craft and creativity. In teamwork he is always open for dialogue and accept another person’s advice.
His passion for sports and exercise gives him agility to work. He has been a quick learner in use of information technology.
Address: 602/21, Adnanpalli, Dubagga, Lucknow
Mohd. Irshad has been practising zardozi since 15 years and learnt it from his father. Born in 1984, he is a practised embroiderer with entrepreneurial thinking. With time and understanding of desired outcome his engagement shows immense rise. He is also good in articulation about his craft practice. Embroidery has come to him as an heirloom tradition from his forefathers. His vigour to learn computers, hard work, commitment is worth a mention.
Irshad is confident in costing and managing work and time. He likes to engage himself in production planning besides analytical thinking. With growing experience in working for high end market his embroidery and entrepreneurial thinking would grow further.
He is a good team player with patience to share thoughts and shows concern and compassion for his peers.
Address: 536/129, Madehganj, Khadra,
Sitapur road, Lucknow-226020
Contact: +91- 8957201708
Israr is a passionate embroiderer with finesse in his workmanship. He is currently incharge of artist-artisan collaborative project at Kalhath Institute. Born in 1993, he started embroidery at the age of 15 and has stayed committed to craft since then.
His fine craftsmanship is supported with sensitivity to use colours as his own identity. He communicates well and is quick to understand the creative requirements of designer/ artist as a co-worker. His immense commitment to learning and work with passion to manipulate and explore on various experiences gained is worth mentioning.
Israr manages and leads a team well in various projects and ensures that each one has new experiences and learning. With growing experience in working on artistic and creative works he may evolve his own creative identity.
He is committed to craftmanship, excellence, timelines and shows immense involvement in creative outcomes. He is highly empathetic towards fellow embroiderers.
Address: 185 HH/74, Gulab Nagar Post,
Lucknow Chowk GPO
Contact: +91- 8303413090
Nadeem is experienced zardozi artisan who has been Ustaad for many contemporary embroiderers. Born in 1980, he started embroidery very young and comes with an experience of 25 years of workmanship. He has good embroidery skills and guides the embroiderers working on his plaid for quality and innovation. Experience brings with its recognition and a staunch desire in him to be looked upto as an inspiration. He loves to work with unconventional colours which express happiness and brighter side of life.
Owing to his age and experience, Nadeem is also makes him proponent of conventional form of craft which makes him suitable to manage artisans and production in a typical design/ manufacturing setup. Critical review of one’s own work beyond self-praise could enhance his potential to higher levels of coworking.
He values education and is good to articulate about his craft. He aspires to perform best in all his endeavours and patience as well as time planning could support him in achieving it.
Address: 503/63, Nirala Nagar, Lucknow
Contact: +91- 9151113920
Nasir has an extremely individualistic style with 18 years of craft practice. He personifies finesse of embroidery and is very thoughtful about colours and plays around with conventional designs. With challenges undertaken during the programme he was in constant struggle with his beliefs and convention to not just innovate with technique but composition of color and stitches. He displays dynamic leadership skills. He is inquisitive about new things and has keen eye for precision even in the work of others. He has capacity to inspire others to innovate and excel in workmanship.
He is a confident individual with an expression of power and trust in embroidery evident in all his works. Ardent believer in the creator and his creation, he builds on his own sense of aesthetics from nature.
Planning layouts and execution with an innate sense of quality are his assets. It is very natural for him to innovate and bring out something new in each work.
Address: 3466/240-KA, Mehndi Ganj, Lucknow
Contact: +91- 7668918863
Shaqib is defined though consistency, willingness and discipline towards craft practice. He is extremely skilled and a hardworking embroiderer who is well versed with various techniques.
Shaqib displays excellent cultural appreciation and is analytical. He is good at conceptualisation and on a guided path, he engenders extraordinary outcomes. His understanding of production, quality and commerce makes him a balanced combination to work in a design setup. He prefers working with soothing colours in deeper hues which reflects his personality.
Shaqib also has excellent cognitive skills and meticulously plans his work. Sense of responsibility is reflected in remembering every instruction and accomplishing tasks on time. He is observant and that reflects in his work. Patience is his biggest virtue. He tries to understand everyone in his team for good management of work.
Address: 429/756, Moazzam Nagar, Gulab Nagar, Lucknow
Contact: +91- 7785889226
Shadab is an experienced Zardozi artisan who loves to work with intricacies. Patchwork is his identity and he experiments with material trying to give his expression to every artwork. His patience in understanding a creative idea and execution with diligence is his asset. Shadab is a conscientious worker and once he understands a concept, he delivers it with precision. The combination and usage of materials in his work is well co-ordinated. He is well versed with colour and appreciates working with natural colours. He very comfortably uses colours in unconventional ways. He is enthusiastic about calligraphy and other forms of typography which stems from his deep appreciation of culture. With an exploratory approach to design, he brings a certain degree of freshness in his work.
In teamwork, he understands the importance of co-working to achieve work goals and shoulders responsibilities. Being calculative benefits his understanding of costing, pricing and other commercial aspects. His work, finesse and attitude validate more than 20 years of experience that he carries in embroidery.
Address: 337/36, Mansoor Nagar, Chowk, Lucknow
Contact: +91- 8574425315
A young and dynamic embroiderer with 15 years of practice, Shami is talented in embroidery and has good understanding of the creative process. He is very eloquent about his inspirations and expressions in craft. Embroidery for him is medium of telling stories which makes his work stand out.
His passion for colours and fabric manipulation have potential to become his future identity. Inspired by a myriad of everyday activities, he brings it all out in his designs. A strong sense of self-evaluation alongside immense creativity, give him the ideal combination for his craft.
Extremely empathetic and humble, Shami can keep a group of people together. His collaborative work originates from respect for peers. With enhancement in entrepreneurial approach, he can add more than just his artistic value to a team.
Address: 36/86, Madehganj, Khadra,
Sitapur road, Lucknow
Contact: +91- 7499152284
Sippu is an immaculate embroiderer which gives his work a miniature painting quality. He works consistently with a meditative approach and that reflects in the finesse of his designs. A dedicated craftsman, if given creative impulse could indulge in many meaningful creations.
Colours are his medium of expressing self. Combines a range of techniques to achieve the best he can. His strokes in ari are lyrical and talk of excellence of craftsmanship. A little guidance in the planning process brings forth his craft in its best form. His experience may slowly make him more confident about the commerce and costing. He needs to value his skills and that would ultimately make him much more confident individual.
Sippu is content with his self but that does not hinder his social skills. He is humorous with his peers which makes him a good team player.
Address: 503/77, Barauliya, Nirala Nagar, Lucknow
Contact: +91- 9151113920
Suaib is a young proficient embroiderer with diverse knowledge of stitches and techniques. He has a good understanding of the craft for his age and with more experience, he will only hone his skills further.
He is very calm and comfortable with embroidery and hard working too. Inquisitiveness towards design history with experience could help him become innovative at his own pace. He still needs to push his boundaries with colours. However, his existing palette aesthetics are simple yet visually pleasing. His embroidery is fine and reflects his consistency towards work. The employment of various new techniques brings originality to his designs.
Suaib understands the importance of harmony in a team and complies accordingly. His sense of humour and the will to listen to his fellow workmen make him likeable in any group.
Hopefully, his experiences will make him understand entrepreneurial aspects better. A constant learner, Suaib is sure to grow well as a craftsman.
Address: 484/13, Bhisati Tola, Daliganj, Lucknow
Contact: +91- 7268801894
Waseem is a hard-working and seasoned embroiderer whose discipline towards the craft is worth mentioning. Born in early 1980’s, he has a desire to make his own place and get recognition in zardozi. He may soon discover his own understanding of craft. His confidence comes from his control on needle and the excellence it can create. He needs to consider design as a more commercial field that has certain purpose.
He is an innovative and creative individual with a natural sense of quality assurance. This makes his work stand out. He dedicates honest time and energy to any task at hand. He tries to give a strong expression of technique and material which makes his work collage like.
Waseem has a confident and self-assured personality. He has good communication skills and if he channelizes it towards teambuilding, he could be good leader in commercial craft.
Address: Sultanpur Gadaiya, Saadatganj, Lucknow
Contact: +91- 9696434972
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