Sangraha
Embroidery
& Product
Design

For Chikankari & Daraz Artisans

This programme was developed during the PhD research of Jaspal Kalra from NIFT and has been moulded further to suit the vision of Kalhath Institute. This programme introduces an understanding of design principles, aesthetics and human concern for a discerning market and designing products that personify craft practice in its value. The design programme supports development of an individual narrative style and thus an identity for the artisan involving native product making with basic shapes. The artisans are expected to be able to utilize design and craft as tools for innovative, sustainable and high value product development keeping the craft essence and legacy intact as value addition. Commercial projects arising from the participation in exhibitions and ethical craft fairs substantiates the course work with a real-world context.

The programme has four units
  • Artisan & Community
  • Design Process Initiation
  • Concept Realisation
  • Craft & Design Excellence Practice

The units are taught through modular mode of learning. The programme’s approach is towards holistic development of thinking, health, well-being and design development.

The programme is of 35 weeks duration and awards 30 credit certificate by Kalhath Institute on completion.

WEEK
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35
UNIT 1 (Artisan and Community)
SELF & COMMUNITY WELLBEING (2 CREDITS) COLLABORATIVE SELF (1 CREDITS) BASIC COMMUNICATION/ ETHICS & SELF/ ADVANCED COMMUNICATION ABOUT SELF (0 CREDIT)
CHIKANKARI CRAFT PRACTICE
(5 Credits)
BASIC DESIGN IN EMBROIDERY
(4 Credits)
TOUR REALIZATION, FUNCTION & EXCELLENCE
(4 CREDITS)
CO-DESIGN COLLECTION
(5 Credits)
ASSESSMENT
UNIT 2
(Design Process Initiation)
UNIT 3
(Concept Realization)
UNIT 4
(Craft Design Excellence Practice)