Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Touching Lives of Indian Handicrafts Artisans at Work , with Thought Provoking Videos

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India may be an incredibly beautiful country for the tourists visiting India from around the globe, but the people who have made it beautiful & gave a place to the country in the world map , are living below utter poverty line in the country.

Most of the National Award winning craftsmen whose exquisite crafts have helped India earn a very high place  in the artistic world around the globe, are unfortunately living without even the basic amenities of life. These craftsmen are fighting hard for their livelihood, health, education and safety of their family members.

Most of them take loans from the local moneylenders at an interest rate of 5% or even more for a month for their bread and butter and due to unusually less income from their exquisite,specialized work, they find it extremely difficult to repay the loans. This forces  them to shift to other sources of earning, which totally fossilizes the traditional art forms,having immense aesthetic & spiritual beauty in them.

Please have a look at some of these exquisite handicrafts of India here

Indian craftsmen are craving for genuine buyers for their masterpieces, who will truly value their artistic genius. And this is  possible only through proper marketing of their products, using the best of latest in technology.

Please have a look at some of these artisans at work, in the following videos from YouTube, & see for yourself if these artisans really deserve to be living below poverty line, as they really are.

Krishnanagar clay dollmakers at work

Bankura horse maker at work

Masters of Fire: Hereditary Bronze Casters of South India

Image-casting in Swamimalai

Casting a Metal Statue, Swamimalai

Finishing and Filing the Bronze Statues after Casting Lost Wax Method step 4

Pottery world @ Khurja

"Khurja- The Ceramic City"

Jaipur Blue Pottery: Handmade Ceramicware from MyMela

Art of Blue Pottery in Jaipur, India (Pottery Showcase)

Indian Kasuthi embroidery-Motiv2-

Needle, Thread, Mirror and Scissors (Part 1 of 2)
  Hand embroidery workers of India at

Pottery-Making : Lamp (Deepa) Making


Director, American Center visits Kumartuli

Making of Goddess Durga at Kumartuli, Kolkata - Durga Puja 2012

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